250: JiR Team Scot Assen qualifying report

Yuki Takahashi ready for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen During today's second day of practice for the Grand Prix of Holland, the conditions were dry, but the levels of grip were influenced by the rain-fall from the previous night as well as the...

Yuki Takahashi ready for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen

During today's second day of practice for the Grand Prix of Holland, the conditions were dry, but the levels of grip were influenced by the rain-fall from the previous night as well as the low temperatures. Yuki Takahashi concluded the morning session in sixth place and was able to develop his Honda RS250RW for the race, while in the afternoon, in second qualifying, Yuki recorded the tenth best time and will start from the third row of the grid. The JiR Team Scot rider feels ready to race tomorrow, despite the weekend's sessions being disturbed by the changing weather conditions.

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator, JiR Team Scot "The Team has worked hard to adapt the bike to the weather conditions which have continuously changed. Despite this, we are at a good point in the preparation of the machine and tomorrow we will have to make some necessary refinements. I see Yuki is very relaxed and in good form at the moment, so perhaps we could conclude the weekend with a good result."

Yuki Takahashi - Rider, JiR Team Scot 250GP
HONDA RS250RW
10th best time: 1'40 "796

"Yesterday afternoon, after qualifying I ended up in ninth position and I was confident that I could improve in the sessions today. Unfortunately the rain of last night made the conditions a little more slippery and I was unable to gain any more positions. Despite this, the team did a great job and we have already decided on the tyres to use, so tomorrow in warm-up we will verify the settings of the suspension, but all of this will be dependent on the sunshine and the levels of grip, which I hope will both be better than today. We need to improve the development of our electronic engine management system, but I still think that tomorrow we can have a good race, as my pace is similar to many other riders. After so long without a good result, tomorrow I want to give the team something to celebrate!"

Yutaka Hirano - Chief Technical JiR Team Scot

"Since the first day of testing here, we have identified the tyres to be used for the race and today we focused on the development of the suspension and engine. We have also made some changes to the bike as today the track was slippery compared to yesterday when we had a dry track. It is a shame we could not improve thanks to the conditions."

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Yuki Takahashi