Yamaha World Supersport Team ready for Brno Having tested briefly at the Czech circuit two weeks ago Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal Crutchlow is now familiar with the track layout so is ready to get stuck in on Friday and work on his weekend...
Yamaha World Supersport Team ready for Brno
Having tested briefly at the Czech circuit two weeks ago Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal Crutchlow is now familiar with the track layout so is ready to get stuck in on Friday and work on his weekend set up. Although only a one day test it was long enough for the British rider to not only get to grips with the circuit but to lap under the current track record, leaving the team in confident mood ahead of the weekend's race.
For team mate Fabien Foret the one day test was the first time back on the circuit after a big crash in the 2008 season there left him out of contention for several rounds. Having re-acquainted himself Foret will be looking to put his demons behind him and take valuable points away from this weekend.
Both riders performed well at the Imola test last week, showing fast consistent pace at the top of the field. Crutchlow will be looking to increase his championship lead at Brno whilst Foret will be looking to make up for a DNF at Donington with a good point scoring finish on the podium in the Czech Republic.
"I can't wait for this weekend," said Cal Crutchlow. "I really enjoyed riding here a couple of weeks ago, I think the circuit really suits the Yamaha and I really enjoy the layout. My ankle is feeling much better after I injured it at Donington so I think I'm all fired up and ready to fight at the front for a win this weekend!"
"I'm really happy to be back here in top racing form," said Fabien Foret. "It was a big crash for me here last year and I wasn't sure how I was going to feel when I went back onto the circuit. I took it easy to start with and it was fine. I now need to get my head down this weekend and get onto the podium and take some good points for me. I hope it doesn't rain!"
We know the bike set up is good enough for the lap record after Cal's performance here two weeks ago so I think we can be confident," said Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager. "We worked hard on the set up here a couple of weeks ago and adjusted the base setting a little bit for the track and it works well. It's a long track to learn, you need some time to get up to the top speed so I'm happy Cal picked it up so quickly. Eugene and Kenan will be up there at the weekend and will be a big threat as always but of course we aim to be as strong as we have been for the last couple of rounds."