WSS: Team YZF Utah Saturday notes

DONI TATA PRADITA 21ST During the free practice session on Saturday morning, there were good news and bad news. The good news is that Doni did his best ever lap time in 1'54.431, faster than 1'55.305 the previous day. The bad news is that he...

DONI TATA PRADITA 21ST

During the free practice session on Saturday morning, there were good news and bad news. The good news is that Doni did his best ever lap time in 1'54.431, faster than 1'55.305 the previous day. The bad news is that he did three starting tests, and broke the clutch on the third one, breaking the engine crankcase as a consequence.

This made everything more complicated of course for the following session, especially as there is now only one timed practice session. Doni went faster and faster and he finished in 21st position. This is not wonderful, but the good thing is that he is very much at ease on this track as he proved it on Friday. If the position on the starting grid is not gorgeous, there is still a reasonable possibility to hope for a good race.

Joan Lascorz from Spain was the fastest of all on his Kawasaki. Second position went to Eugene Laverty on his Honda, in front of the World Championship leader Cal Crutchlow on his Yamaha. As Nannelli finished fourth on a Triumph, there are four different manufacturers on the front row.

Doni Tata Pradita: "I am not so happy because there were some mistakes. I had some front brake problem. After fixing that, I restarted for one lap, and then went back to the pits to put a new rear tyre. I need more laps to do a good lap time. I didn't do so many laps during this session. Normally I can do better. The last time I entered the track, I did only two laps and this is not enough."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "The first day was very promising, but we couldn't do as well as we hoped on Saturday afternoon. The technical problem that we encountered in the morning stopped our progression. But this has nothing to do with the good potential of the rider and the bike on this track, therefore we can hope for a good result tomorrow."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Eugene Laverty , Cal Crutchlow , Joan Lascorz