Donington Park, England, July 12. Roberto Rolfo finished the two days of practice for the British Grand Prix satisfied even after he was relegated to the second row of the starting grid. Rolfo suffered with set up problems at the beginning of the second qualifying session at Donington Park but found solutions before the end of the day.
The Team Fortuna Honda rider made a series of changes to the machine for the second qualifying session the changes proved to be inadequate. The set up changes caused a short delay in the team programme and Robby was to lose his place on the front row of the grid.
With the set up changed, returning to similar settings to yesterday, Rolfo recuperated time in the final minutes of the session and improved his lap time a little but had to settle for the second row of the grid. Rolfo is, however, in confident mood for the race.
"We changed some things on bike set up which proved to be inadequate. That made me lose important time in the last qualifying session. But I think that from the second row I can be confident of taking a good race result."
"In general the engine looks to be very competitive and only the mistake I made with the set up conditioned my performance in a big way but the chassis and suspension has given has given m confidence at the end. But not, unfortunately, enough to help me improve my grid position," lamented the Fortuna Honda rider.
"Tomorrow I think the race will be a very closely contested affair between a group of riders, that will make the start very important. After that the lap times will be high 1.34s to low 1.35s. I'm confident I can run those times without problems, despite today's little difficulties," concluded Roberto Rolfo.