TRYSTAN Finocchiaro is one of only two British riders in the World Supersport 300 series and the rising Redditch star declared he has “never been more ready for a season” as he reflected on pre-season testing.
Scuderia Maranga rider Finocchiaro enjoyed a very positive and revealing three days of testing at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain in preparation for the first race of the series – on the undercard of the Superbike World Championship – at the circuit in mid-April.
Looking back at the test, the Transmec Group-backed rider said: “Everything is falling into place perfectly. In terms of fitness, mental attitude, riding style, planning, the structure behind me and, as we have found this weekend, machinery, I have never been more ready for a season.”
The three-day test at Aragon was the first time the Scuderia Maranga Racing team were able to test their 2018 package on track and Finocchiaro was much in favour of the team’s work.
“Compared to what I had tested in Germany last year, the bike has made a lot of crucial improvements,” stated the Anglo-Italian.
Supported by Kerax HyperDrive lubricants, Finocchiaro put the new machinery through its paces in three days of varying conditions, with rain and heavy winds thrown into the second half of the test.
However, it was not enough to stop a positive test for the 19-year-old as he collected valuable data and worked endlessly with the team to keep improving.
Finocchiaro added: “It was an extremely positive test as we constantly worked to continue improving both myself and the bike.
“There is still more to come from both but we know exactly in which direction it will come from, so I can definitely say we are more than ready for the first round at Aragon.”