Basis Set up ready for Luthi in Valencia
The temperatures and the conditions were better than in Portugal on the first practice day of the season closing Grand Prix of the year in Valencia and Tom Luthi finished the day with a 8th place in the combined times of the first and second practice sessions. The base set up for this weekend was found already on the first day and also the choice of the tyres was pretty much made today. Only a little problem with the grip level because of the temperature difference in the morning and the afternoon was an issue today and needs some work on the settings before tomorrow's qualifying session. The team and the rider were satisfied with the first practice day on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.
Tom Luthi, 8 - 1'37.232:
"The first day was quite okay. We still have to do some work with the settings, but we already made the choice for the tyres. The temperature difference gave us some extra work today, as it was cooler in the second practice than in the first and that caused us some grip level problems. But we could work well and just need to continue like this tomorrow."
Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"The first practice was good. Tom had a strong start, just was rolling back a little bit at the end. The base set up we already have a good direction with and just have to built on what we achieved today."