Yuki Takahashi gets third row start in the Grand Prix of Valencia With two days of practice and qualifying disturbed by bad weather, conditions have been difficult in the JiR Team Scot pitbox, but the 250cc team of Yuki Takahashi will start on...
Yuki Takahashi gets third row start in the Grand Prix of Valencia
With two days of practice and qualifying disturbed by bad weather, conditions have been difficult in the JiR Team Scot pitbox, but the 250cc team of Yuki Takahashi will start on the third row with the tenth-best time for tomorrow's race. After having completed the second round of free practice in fifth place the JiR Team Scot rider during afternoon qualifying was unable to improve his performance due to traffic encountered on the track during the final laps. During the warm-up tomorrow JiR Team Scot will perform the final development tasks before the race. Yuki is confident that he can fight with the leading group in the race, as long as he benefits from a good start.
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator - JiR Team Scot
"The team has worked well today, and there is only not a better result because of the traffic Yuki met during his fastest laps. Despite being on the third row, Yuki can once again be a force in the race. Tomorrow Yuki will have to be careful in the early laps, but he must also get a good start and try and keep with the leaders."
Yuki Takahashi - Rider - JiR Team Scot 250GP
10th time: 1'36 "354
"I'm not happy with today's result, because tenth position is not one that represents our effort and speed. I could have done better, but when I was on track heading for a quick time I encountered other riders that got in my way. I wanted to run alone, because I had a speed margin over many other riders - even though we have not had much time to develop the bike in dry conditions. In wet configuration we managed to find a good setting for the suspension but the track when it is wet is very slippery. Tomorrow in the warm-up we will have a little time to make some final adjustments, and I think we could have a good race, as the leaders aren't very far away. Valencia is a track that I like and I would make a nice gift to the team, maybe another bottle of champagne!"
Yutaka Hirano - Head Technician - JiR Team Scot
"Although there has not been a long time to prepare the bike for a dry track, tomorrow if the weather were to remain stable, we have defined the rear rubber to be used, while we will make a point of looking at the settings of the front suspension in the warm-up. I think we still have margins for improvement tomorrow and Yuki could have a good race."