250: JiR Team Scot Phillip Island qualifying report

Yuki Takahashi will start from the second row in Australia On the final day of qualifying at the Phillip Island circuit, Yuki Takahashi has recorded the seventh-fastest time and will start the Australian Grand Prix of on the second row. During...

Yuki Takahashi will start from the second row in Australia

On the final day of qualifying at the Phillip Island circuit, Yuki Takahashi has recorded the seventh-fastest time and will start the Australian Grand Prix of on the second row. During the free practice this morning, Yuki continued the work of development, which began yesterday, running fast and recording his best time after just six laps. In ideal weather conditions the JiR Team Scot rider progressed well during the qualifying round in the afternoon and only because of a minor crash, failed to improve his performance. Yuki Takahashi is satisfied with the work of the team and is confident of a good start to stay with the leading group from the start of the race.

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator - JiR Team Scot

"We spent our time continuing the work we began yesterday and the team has done a good job, with Yuki steadily improving his lap time. We can still increase the pace for the race, but from the second row Yuki has a good opportunity to collect a very good result for us."

Yuki Takahashi - Rider - JiR Team Scot 250GP
HONDA RS250RW
7th-fastest time: 1'33 "294

"This afternoon I went well, better than this morning and I can be fast now. The second row is a good result, but I could have done better than seventh place if I had not committed an error, coming along in a turn and then crashing! I returned to the pits and I changed bikes there was no opportunity to improve. The team has done a good job, and we focused on tuning the suspension, especially the forks. In warm-up we will still make a point of looking at some changes that could allow me to be more consistent but also keep the fast pace that this race will run at. Tomorrow I will have to make a good start to stay with the leaders from the beginning of the race."

Yutaka Hirano - Head Technician - JiR Team Scot

"We are ready for the race, but tomorrow we plan to run the operations in the warm-up to try and evaluate some final changes. Yuki has established a good time but could still improve on the pace of the race. We have defined what tyres to use tomorrow and done a good job on the suspension. I think we could have a good race."

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Phillip Island , Yuki Takahashi