250: JiR Team Scot Valencia Friday practice report

Yuki Takahashi on third row in first provisional qualifying at Valencia The first day of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Valencia, was held on a wet track, today and saw Yuki Takahashi focus on the development of his Honda RS250RW, finding the...

Yuki Takahashi on third row in first provisional qualifying at Valencia

The first day of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Valencia, was held on a wet track, today and saw Yuki Takahashi focus on the development of his Honda RS250RW, finding the best setting with which to tackle the slippery Spanish track. Both sessions in the morning free practice, were wet, with the afternoon session marked by frequent fallers. The JiR Team Scot rider was ranked on the third row on the provisional starting grid, and aims to improve his performance in qualifying tomorrow, so he can line up for the last grand prix of the season in the best possible shape.

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator - JiR Team Scot

"The conditions today were particularly challenging to interpret! We had two sessions in the rain and the track is very slippery, but we are satisfied with the work that the team is doing to identify the best development. Yuki’s position does not represent his true potential and tomorrow we will have to strive to make progress before the conclusion of the second round of qualifying.”

Yuki Takahashi - Rider - JiR Team Scot 250GP
HONDA RS250RW
12th time: 1'51 "958

"I'm not happy with the result today, because I know I can be faster, and the position in the standings after the first round of qualifying can be improved. We have the scope to do better, and today we tried to identify the way forward for further development tomorrow. The track is very slippery and when the tyre loses grip suddenly it is easy to crash - as many have done today! Tomorrow if the weather remains similar to today, we will work on the setting of the suspension while the choice of tyres we will decide as and when it is best. Making predictions is difficult today because the weather has been bad and it is looking to be unpredictable for tomorrow. Whatever happens, I want to improve so that we can have a better starting position on the grid.”

Yutaka Hirano - Head Technician - JiR Team Scot

"Today we focused a lot on the development of the setting of the suspension. In the afternoon we tried to use the tyres with different compounds and we improved, but there is still work to do tomorrow so we continue on the path that gives us the best results. One of the goals is to identify the best setting to use if the track stays wet.”

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Yuki Takahashi