German GP: JiR Team Scot qualifying report

Andrea Dovizioso enjoys best qualifying of the season with fourth place The second day of practice for the German Grand Prix was concluded under dry conditions with some clouds in the sky but with temperature on the Tarmac down by 10 degrees ...

Andrea Dovizioso enjoys best qualifying of the season with fourth place

The second day of practice for the German Grand Prix was concluded under dry conditions with some clouds in the sky but with temperature on the Tarmac down by 10 degrees compared to yesterday. Conditions therefore were good for the Honda/Michelin riders and also for Andrea Dovizioso, who took fifth in the morning despite some competitors actually going slower than yesterday. In the afternoon the JiR Team Scot squad found a good result - the best of the season so far in qualifying - and Andrea eventually went very close to the front-row but will instead start the German Grand Prix tomorrow in fourth place on the grid. For sure this will be a race full of emotion with Andrea and the team motivated to confirm the good work done during these two days of practice.

Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot

"Today's result showed the very good job done by the team on these first two days. This morning was spent on the final tuning of the bike, and we have been going in the right direction, which is why we can count on a pace that will be competitive in the race. In the afternoon Andrea definitely used to the maximum the qualifying tyres and will start from the second row tomorrow - in the last minute of the qualifying session we were so close to the first row! The whole job done so far will show to the team that we can focus on daily improvements in our performance."

Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP HONDA RC212V
4th time: 1'21 "656

"I can be very satisfied about our progress made in qualifying conditions today. Using a race front tyre I found a good way to better use the rear qualifying tyre and in the last run I was able to take fourth position. Tomorrow will be different from recent race starts, as we begin the race near to the front and I will need to use at the maximum this sort of advantage to be immediately with the leaders, which is why I do think we can have a very good race. Sachsenring doesn't require incredible levels of power, but instead it's better to ride with an engine that has a smooth power delivery and that's just like the one we have.

There are many of us that are close together on times, but I do expect a good 'show' tomorrow. The podium will be difficult to reach, but nothing is impossible. My pace is around 1m 22 'high' and other riders able to do 1 22 'lows'. The more important target will be consistency, if we want to take maximum results."

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator JiR Team Scot

"We were able to work on a technical package that has proven to be very good and which allowed us to achieve the best qualifying position so far this season. Chief technician Pietro Caprara along with co-ordination with Michelin has shown good team-work and found a balance between tyres and suspension that has allowed us to move forward in a very positive way. This has happened just in time for the race tomorrow, where we hope to get reward for our two days of intense, hard work."

-credit: jir team scot

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Andrea Dovizioso