Yuki Tahakashi qualifies in heavy rain at Brno The Grand Prix Czech Republic saw the first day of official tests for the 250 class plagued by constant rain that looks set to stay for this typically uncharacteristic August weekend. Yuki...
Yuki Tahakashi qualifies in heavy rain at Brno
The Grand Prix Czech Republic saw the first day of official tests for the 250 class plagued by constant rain that looks set to stay for this typically uncharacteristic August weekend. Yuki Takahashi, returning from Japan where he ran the Suzuka 8 hours on a Honda CBR1000RR, has made the most of today’s dry conditions to reacclimatise himself with the feel of the considerably smaller RS250RW. In the afternoon the JiR Team Scot focused on a fast setup to secure a healthy standing in anticipation of tomorrow’s potentially wet qualifying session.
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator, JiR Team Scot
"Today was important for Yuki, to regain his confidence in the 250 and start work on the setup to tackle the trials that tomorrow will bring. It was not possible to fully exploit the two rounds of testing because, at the very beginning of qualifying in the afternoon, it started to rain. Tomorrow the team will give its utmost to improve the position in the standings and prepare well for the race."
Yuki Takahashi - Pilot JiR Team Scot 250GP
11 DEG time: 2'20 "469
"After riding the Honda CBR1000RR for so long at Suzuka, I tried to get as many laps in as possible in the morning to get back the feeling of riding a 250. I wanted to exploit the afternoon, but very early in qualifying it started to rain. We must improve our position, but if it does continue to rain tomorrow then today has been important. I tried a different swingarm but tomorrow I want to go back to the standard setting which I have always found to work well".
Yutaka Hirano - Chief Technical JiR Team Scot
"Today for Yuki was an important day to get used to the 250 again after the riding the CBR1000RR, and at least one round of testing is normally required. We didn’t make any significant developments in the morning but in the afternoon we worked on the data aquired from the first session. For tomorrow we will have to decide which swingarm option to go for and with which settings. This is where we’ll make the greatest improvements to our performance and position in the standings."