250: JiR Team Scot Shanghai qualifying report

After fall, Yuki Takahashi wants a good result from the Chinese GP The second qualifying day for the 250cc Chinese Grand Prix race ended after just six laps for the JiR Team Scot squad. A crash on his Honda RS250RW meant that Yuki Takahashi ...

After fall, Yuki Takahashi wants a good result from the Chinese GP

The second qualifying day for the 250cc Chinese Grand Prix race ended after just six laps for the JiR Team Scot squad. A crash on his Honda RS250RW meant that Yuki Takahashi required a check-up at the Shanghai circuit's medical centre. Yuki is a tough individual and he will be ready to race tomorrow, despite having some pain in his lower right leg. The Japanese rider is still highly motivated for tomorrow's race and knows that he has good consistency for the race, which should still see him battling with the top riders in the class.

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator, JiR Team Scot

"The team has done a good job this weekend and we are still in excellent condition for the race. We are all still looking with optimism towards tomorrow, even though the crash early in the session meant that we are stuck with this grid position. We know that Yuki was in the position to get a better result than this. Either way, we know our rider has plenty of motivation to do well tomorrow and I think he may still get a very good result for us."

Yuki Takahashi - Rider, JiR Team Scot 250GP
HONDA RS250RW
Best time: 10th - 2' 06.245"

"I'm sad because of my fall as at the time I was riding with my best tyre for qualifying but I'm satisfied about practice as a whole, because for the race I feel ready and want to get a good result. The crash has hurt my lower right leg, in the shin and calf area. I am hoping that by tomorrow the pain will not have increased, but decreased! I still think I can race with the top group tomorrow because the technical condition of my Honda is very good and when I was riding with the other guys I could see that we are competitive. Shanghai is not my favourite circuit, but I feel better at the track than before so tomorrow I have to do a good start to get the best final result as possible so I can move up in the championship table. The team as usual has worked very hard for me today."

Yutaka Hirano - Chief Technician, JiR Team Scot

"I'm satisfied with the work done by the team over the last two days. From yesterday our general condition showed that we could move forward and improve our performance, which we have done. We had a programme for today: this morning we worked on the gearbox and before the start of practice in the afternoon we made some other adjustments. We have also changed the rear shock absorber and chosen tyres for the race tomorrow. Sadly, Yuki's accident meant that we couldn't move further up during qualifying."

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Yuki Takahashi