An Excellent De Puniet Ends Free Practice With The Sixth Fastest Lap Time. Capirossi Fourteenth
Sunny and windy day in Jerez de la Frontera for the first European MotoGP Race. The Pramac Racing Team is not fully satisfied after the first two free practices. A significant improvement from the Frenchman Randy De Puniet who improved his best lap time after the morning session, ended with the sixth fastest lap time of 1'40 .982, just 26 thousandths of a second from Valentino Rossi. Loris Capirossi, on the other hand, still have some pain at the right shoulder. The infiltration made this morning was not useful enough to reduce pain. For him the 14th fastest time in 1'41.810. Tomorrow at 2pm the official qualifying session will kick off at Jerez de la Frontera.
Marco Rigamonti - Randy De Puniet Track Engineer
"We are pleased with the work we did today. As in Qatar, we improve after every session. The sixth best time of this afternoon is a good result and we hope to keep up these levels throughout in the weekend. We need to refine some details on traction control to give even a greater confidence to Randy".
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Rider - 6th best time in 1'40.982
"I'm quite happy about the work we have done. We changed many little things compared to the morning and the results can be seen. The feeling with the bike is good on this track. We can do well if we remain consistent with the work done today. It remains to improve a bit with the traction control; we'll do it tomorrow. The wind was strong, it is not easy to run in this condition".
Loris Capirossi - Pramac Racing Rider - 16th best time in 1'41.810
"Compared to this morning we went a little bit better. I continue to struggle with the front of the bike, I don't feel the right feeling with this part. We are trying different solutions, but we are not yet where we would like to be. The shoulder problems persist, even worst despite the infiltration that I did. I hope tomorrow the situation will change. We need to improve, we have everything to do so".
-source: pramac racing