Qatar: Yamaha YZF Friday notes

DIFFICULT QUALIFYING SESSIONS The practices of the Qatar race were not completely satisfying for Shinichi Nakatomi who could not qualify for Superpole. On the first day, the strong wind was a problem for the riders and Nakatomi started with...

DIFFICULT QUALIFYING SESSIONS

The practices of the Qatar race were not completely satisfying for Shinichi Nakatomi who could not qualify for Superpole. On the first day, the strong wind was a problem for the riders and Nakatomi started with a set up that was not perfect. On Friday, the situation was better and the times were faster, but not as much as it was hoped. Troy Corser was the quickest of the Superpole on his Yamaha.

Shinichi Nakatomi: "We were late on the first day, and the wind was a problem. We made progress later on, but it was not enough. Tomorrow, I hope to have a good start and gain positions during the races."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "The set up we used during the preseason tests had to be modified because the wind was lifting the motorcycle. Later we found the right set up during the last free practice session, but it was too late to qualify for Superpole. The sand made the track slippery and it was more difficult to work on the right settings and to choose the tyres."

2nd round of the Superbike World Championship: March 2nd at Phillip Island (Australia)

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Troy Corser , Shinichi Nakatomi