Yuki Takahashi takes fifth best time in qualifying at Misano The San Marino Grand Prix started in the best possible way for Yuki Takahashi today, as the JiR Team Scot rider took his Honda RS250RW to the fifth-best time and a second row grid ...
Yuki Takahashi takes fifth best time in qualifying at Misano
The San Marino Grand Prix started in the best possible way for Yuki Takahashi today, as the JiR Team Scot rider took his Honda RS250RW to the fifth-best time and a second row grid position after today's first qualifying. After having spent the morning getting onto race pace and finding a good set-up, Yuki Takahashi has constantly improved his performance, and is confident that in the second day of testing there will be room for improvement.
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator, JiR Team Scot
"Yuki has concluded the first day of qualification with a good second row position, which should be the stimulus for the team, to give the maximum tomorrow to confirm and improve on what has been done today. We have now reached a good basis on which to work, and I find Yuki in good physical condition. Last year did not result in much because of the aftermath of the accident, but this year could be the season that he reaches the position and makes the achievement that he deserves."
Yuki Takahashi - Pilot JiR Team Scot 250GP
5th time: 1'39 "420
"This morning I didn't do very well and came in twelfth overall, but with the team we understood what the way forward was with the development of the suspension. In the afternoon I started to run strong from the start and throughout the qualifying session we focused on the setting to try to improve things. At first I used rubber that I used earlier, then we put on a new front and rear and I ran with Barbera to see his lines. I ran wide in one of the turns as I was trying hard and pushing to the maximum, but we can still improve and tomorrow we will try to make some small adjustments to the set up of the suspension. We have some small problems, but I want to improve and get onto the front row. I enjoy the modified part of the circuit, but there are some bumpy sections of track which affects me and the other riders."
Yutaka Hirano - Chief Technical JiR Team Scot
"We are satisfied with the outcome of the first day, and tomorrow we will make only small adjustments to the setting of the suspension. The first part of the testing we dedicated to a long run to get Yuki used to the track and bike once more. Then in the afternoon we managed to find a good basis for developing the general setting. We have identified a tyre solution earlier that we probably will use in the race. Tomorrow we will do some checks on our lap-times, because we should be able to do these times throughout the race also."