First day of free practice for Andrea Dovizioso at Brno The Grand Prix of the Czech Republic MotoGP kicked off this weekend under an ominous overcast sky which saw the JiR Team Scot work hard to develop the ideal package, trying out different...
First day of free practice for Andrea Dovizioso at Brno
The Grand Prix of the Czech Republic MotoGP kicked off this weekend under an ominous overcast sky which saw the JiR Team Scot work hard to develop the ideal package, trying out different tyre options on the newly resurfaced track. Andrea Dovizioso, in anticipation of tomorrow’s wet weather, has not been chasing the fastest lap today, but has focused on finding a better setup to be used in the event of a dry race on Sunday.
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot
"Given that tomorrow is a day of rain, the work done today has given us important data we could exploit if the race were to be run in similar dry conditions. I believe, as we’ve seen before, the standings don’t necessarily reflect what can happen later in the race. So despite today’s final position, we’re confident there is room for improvement and the chance of a positive result. If tomorrow’s rain arrives as forecast, we must study the conditions of the new asphalt".
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
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"Today we tried different tyre solutions which has meant we’ve had a lot more work to do today because of the expected rain tomorrow. If on Sunday we were to run in dry conditions, we will have a better idea of the ideal setup. But today I did not find the feeling that I want on the front tyre especially through the long corner. This has inevitably slowed down the general development but tomorrow it is likely to rain and we will have to start from scratch again. The new asphalt offers better grip than last year but there are several bumps on a line that just should not have been rebuilt. The important thing however is to have had the opportunity to try out as many different new tyre compounds as possible".
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator JiR Team Scot
"The first day of free practice was used to try out the new rubber supplied by Michelin. We know we have room for improvement in race conditions and we will get working on the technical development of the package. It was important to understand how we could make progress in dry conditions today as tomorrow we may have to face qualifying in the rain".