The Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo of Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona made further significant steps forward on the second day of the official preseason test at the Sepang International Circuit. While Oliveira achieved more consistency and lowered his lap time by impressive 0.766 seconds compared to day one.

Lecuona was getting more used to his KTM RC16, working on electronics and setup, yet improving his lap time again.

Miguel Oliveira

Position: 16th

Time: 1:59.365

Laps: 42

"We started quite well this morning and actually improved the setting of the bike a bit, which was the goal for today. We didn’t try anything special, but were working on fine-tuning of suspension and rear shock. Finally, we pushed quite a lot in the morning, so I felt a bit uncomfortable with the shoulder, therefore we did some longer stops in between the runs. Apart from that, we managed to do a really nice step with used tyres. Our average lap is very interesting, so I would say, I’m glad that we were able to make this step into the right direction."

Iker Lecuona

Position: 23rd

Time: 2:00.396

Laps: 41

"I’m very happy about today, because I improved my lap time compared to yesterday again a little bit. I continue to learn, I continue to try some electronic changes and some setting changes. Anyway, we stopped a bit earlier today, because these days including the shakedown are truly intense. I still hope that I can lower my lap time a bit more tomorrow in order to conclude this test on a positive note."


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