Jerez test paves the way for the upcoming season opener

Jerez test paves the way for the upcoming season opener

Just under a week before the eagerly awaited season opener in Qatar, Collin Veijer and the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto3 team concluded a short and intensive test phase with the third and final day of testing in Jerez de la Frontera.

The conditions in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, were almost ideal after the rough weather on the Portuguese Algarve coast days earlier had immensely slowed down the lightweight class in their testing plans for the private test.

Having turned 19 just a few days ago, Collin Veijer took part in the test days in Jerez in his usual focused manner, despite feeling slightly sick, not only in order to further test the new Pirelli tyres, but also the 2024 Husqvarna, with which the Dutchman will attempt to build on his rookie successes of the previous year. Even a small crash on the last day could not dampen the positive feeling with which the youngster will continue his journey to Qatar. Veijer completed the top three on day 2, finishing just 0.501 seconds behind the fastest rider, David Alonso.


Day 1 | P4 | 1’44.445 (+0.089)
Day 2 | P3 |1’43.816 (+0.501)
Day 3 | P6 |1’44.190 (+0.914)


Collin Veijer: “On the last of the three days we were focussed mainly on the long runs. In the morning, we did it on the softer tyre, while we switched to the harder option in the afternoon. I felt quite comfortable on both long runs. I was able to do my laps quite well and on my own. That gives me confidence that we had a good test, especially over long distances. At the end of the second session, I wanted to start a time attack, but I crashed in turn seven. That was a bit unfortunate and a not so nice end to the test. But I feel good. Overall, we had a good feeling over these three days, we were able to find out positive things and know what we need to focus on for the season. We learned a lot, which will certainly help.”