Yuki Takahashi secures a second row start for the Czech Republic Grand Prix The second day of qualifying at the Grand Prix Czech Republic was held on a wet track with only a brief opportunity to test the dry weather rubber. Yuki Takahashi tried...
Yuki Takahashi secures a second row start for the Czech Republic Grand Prix
The second day of qualifying at the Grand Prix Czech Republic was held on a wet track with only a brief opportunity to test the dry weather rubber. Yuki Takahashi tried out two different swingarms to find the best setup for the race. Despite the difficult weather conditions, the JiR Team Scot rider qualified eighth and will start from the second row.
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator, JiR Team Scot
"These two days of testing have been very intense work because of changing weather conditions, but the Team have worked very well and tomorrow Yuki will start from the second row. I think we could have a good race because Yuki is motivated and determined as ever. It will be important to make the most of this position and capitalise on it in the early stages of the race.
Yuki Takahashi - Pilot JiR Team Scot 250GP
8 DEG time: 2'13 "944
"During the morning free practice I compared the two different swingarms so we could determine which to use for qualifications in the afternoon. In wet conditions we achieved a good overall balance but if the race were to be on a dry track we will have to work quick in the warm-up with this setup because we have no data to refer to. The new asphalt has a lot of grip but can let go very suddenly, so I wanted to ride as many laps as possible to find the limit. I am satisfied with the second row and I think we could have a good race. "
Yutaka Hirano - Chief Technical JiR Team Scot
"After having analysed the results of tests yesterday and this morning we worked mainly on the comparison of the two swingarm options to decide which to use for both qualifying and the race. During the afternoon we have focused on the development of the technical package and we have established the tyres and fuel mixture, while the suspension requires small adjustments which we can determine in the warm-up"