We have finished training weekend on Valer for this time.
Saturday morning started with 6 degrees of heat, and it was not long before the rain came. When we switched over to the bike no. 2 which is completely configured rain, with softer suspension and rain tires.
The bike worked well in the end and we got nice times even though it was wet and cold temperatures.
On Sunday came the sun and dried up quickly. Then it was back on the other bike with slicks and the lap times were good for the coming season.
Arne Peder Grøvdal
Then six days of training in Spain is over. First three days at Circuit Cartagena, and here I got help from Hennig Flathaug improving my speed. I drove 3 sec. faster than last year. I lowered my motorcycle in front, and it made a big impact on lap times.
When I came to the Circuit Catalunya, it was a completely different path. Here it went mostly in 170-200 kph through many turns. But gradually I became accustomed to it too. With 160 -170 km knee in the pavement, into the corner before long, I came up quickly at high speed, (It felt as if the engine would melt:-))
I am looking forward to the season 2015.
The box is delivered on Saturday in Oslo for further transport to Spain. Clive and I go on a plane Thursday, March 26. Looking forward like a little kid to run, first at Cartagena and then to Catalunya outside Barcelona.
Updates from training coming soon.