Fortuna Czech second qualifying notes

Heavy Brno traffic keeps confident Roberto Rolfo from front row start. Brno Czech Republic August 16: Heavy traffic on the Brno circuit prevented Roberto Rolfo from maintaining his overnight front row starting position. Rolfo was confronted with...

Heavy Brno traffic keeps confident Roberto Rolfo from front row start.

Brno Czech Republic August 16: Heavy traffic on the Brno circuit prevented Roberto Rolfo from maintaining his overnight front row starting position. Rolfo was confronted with many slower riders in the dying minutes of qualifying. Even so Rolfo is satisfied with what the team have achieved over the weekend and is confident he will have a good race on Sunday.

Rolfo was the only rider not to improve on his provisional qualifying time set on Friday but he was very close on the final laps when he encountered slower riders in traffic. In fact the session was stopped when Rolfo was on his fastest lap, when the red flag was brought out when Anthony West crashed.

The Fortuna Honda team start tomorrows race from the second row but with the conviction they have a very good machine set up and the rider has found a good rhythm for the race that will permit Rolfo to run with the lead group, if he makes a good start.

"The fundamental problem has been our decision to dedicate the day to finding a very god set up and race rhythm, then maintaining it. Then, when I went out to set a fast time to go out and go for a fast time I could not because there were too many riders on the track." Lamented the Fortuna Honda rider.

"In general I’m happy and that’s why things have gone so well for us over the two days of practice, even if I could not maintain my provisional front row position. My objective was to have good set up and rhythm for the race, which is going to be fast and hard. I have to be ready for those conditions that’s why I think in that aspect we have achieved our objectives." Confirmed Roberto Rolfo.

""We have o recognise that it will be very important for us to continue to be on the front row in qualifying, I am convinced of that. If it was not for the traffic I found on the last laps of qualifying If not I would have achieved that objective." Asserted a convinced Fortuna rider.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Roberto Rolfo , Anthony West