Magny-Cours: Tem Alstare Engineering Friday report

MAX WORKING HARD ON SET-UP. Team Alstare Engineering Corona Extra rider Max Neukirchner experienced a few problems today and was unable to push hard for a quick lap time. Instead, the young German spent most of the time working on the chassis of...

MAX WORKING HARD ON SET-UP.

Team Alstare Engineering Corona Extra rider Max Neukirchner experienced a few problems today and was unable to push hard for a quick lap time. Instead, the young German spent most of the time working on the chassis of his GSX-R1000 K6 and trying to find a good set-up for Superpole tomorrow and the race on Sunday.

Quickest rider in first qualifying today is Japanese rider Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha), with James Toseland (Honda) second and Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati) third.

MAX - 15th, 1:41.648
I am not so happy today because we had a few problems, The first split was good but my bike didn't feel so good in the chicanes or when I was changing direction because I couldn't get a lot of grip. We started with the set-up from when we tested here recently but it didn't work as well today so we had to make some changes. We tried a softer tyre towards the end of the qualifying session but even that didn't really give me any better grip. Tomorrow we'll concentrate on chassis work and finding a good set-up. I think we can improve quite a bit and my first goal is to qualify for Superpole.

-credit: tae

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Noriyuki Haga , James Toseland , Lorenzo Lanzi , Max Neukirchner