Andrea Dovizioso in the top ten of the first day of tests at Sachsenring The first day of practice for the German Grand Prix ended with a positive result for Andrea Dovizioso who is comfortably in the top ten. Despite a fast, but innocuous crash...
Andrea Dovizioso in the top ten of the first day of tests at Sachsenring
The first day of practice for the German Grand Prix ended with a positive result for Andrea Dovizioso who is comfortably in the top ten. Despite a fast, but innocuous crash early in the second session at the penultimate corner - a scene of many crashes today - JiR Team Scot has collected important data, which will be used to further improve the situation tomorrow. After completing the fifth best time of the morning, the increase in temperature from the morning to the afternoon from 30 to 40 degrees meant that it was not possible to improve, but Andrea Dovizioso and the team are confident of moving forward tomorrow.
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot
"With regard to practice today the result is positive but we have to improve. We are in a very positive position to do better and I expect an improvement in practice tomorrow.
We did slip down the order in the afternoon, but looking at the standings there's a large group of riders separated by only a little bit of time, so even a small difference will vary your position in the group. It will also be important that the weather conditions remain stable for tomorrow in order to build on what has been done today."
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
9th best time: 1'23 "093
"The first day of tests at Sachsenring ended positively, because this morning we went well, and I was fifth, while in the afternoon we have been slowed by the crash and the weather conditions. The fall was unexpected, because I just lost the front with no real warning, but thankfully the crash had no physical consequences for me. As regards the time, however, the track temperature had risen by about ten degrees making it difficult to improve the provisional lap time. Despite the crash, I was still satisfied thanks to the work we had done in the morning. After the crash, inevitably we lost precious minutes and it took time to return to the feeling with the bike we had in the morning, but there were no problems and we were able to make comparisons and suspension settings that have given us some clear indications of the right direction to head in. My feelings are the same on the track though, it's too narrow and slow!"
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator JiR Team Scot
"Today was a day of intense work that we used to perform all the routine work we generally complete on the first day, but also to make some comparisons on the circuit. This is important as at the Sachsenring there are constant changes of elevation. Overall we completed almost the entire day's programme that we had set ourselves and the crash has only partly slowed this work. Tomorrow we will have to finalise the choice of tyres for the race."
-credit: JiR Team Scot Honda