Japanese GP: JiR Team Scot Friday practice report

Andrea Dovizioso in 4th position after first day of practice at Motegi The weekend of the Grand Prix of Japan, began in the best way for Andrea Dovizioso who, with despite uncertain grip on the track ended the first day of free practice in...

Andrea Dovizioso in 4th position after first day of practice at Motegi

The weekend of the Grand Prix of Japan, began in the best way for Andrea Dovizioso who, with despite uncertain grip on the track ended the first day of free practice in fourth position. The morning session was held with the track wet, and JiR Team Scot were able to assess options for rain tyres for the race, should the weather on Sunday be wet. In the afternoon session with dry weather tyres, but on a damp track Andrea Dovizioso improved his performance. The weather forecast for tomorrow is uncertain as is the forecast for tomorrow's qualifying session.

Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager - JiR Team Scot "The first day of free practice, given the weather conditions, was successfully completed, with an excellent performance by Andrea and good work by the Team. In tests tomorrow we will try to keep in the top positions, regardless whether the track is dry or wet. It is also important to be able to draw valuable information from testing tyres for possible rain conditions."

Andrea Dovizioso - Rider - JiR Team Scot MotoGP
HONDA RC212V
4th-best time: 1'48 "770

"Today we started well and did a good job, despite the weather which was uncertain and the conditions of the track which were not optimal. This morning was wet and we tried different grooved tyres, while in the afternoon I used dry-weather rubber, even though the track still had wet spots on it. The second session we dedicated to try a new set of forks, which felt positive and we will continue to work on them tomorrow. In such uncertain conditions, I could do a long run of a dozen laps, and my hand is good, but we lose a little on acceleration out of the slow corners compared to other motorcycles. Tomorrow we will have to see how the weather situation is as it remains uncertain."

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator jir Team Scot

"This morning with the wet we made a series of tests with possible solutions for tyres with our partner Michelin and we were able to acquire important information that could prove useful if the race is held in the rain. We then started working on a new front fork and tomorrow we will continue to work through the planned schedule. We are in a position to improve but also this depends on how the weather will evolve."

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Andrea Dovizioso