JiR Team Scot Brno test notes 2008-08-18

Andrea Dovizioso's work continues at the Brno tests After the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, Andrea Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot stayed on at the circuit of Brno for a day of tests focusing on the material made available by tyre suppliers ...

Andrea Dovizioso's work continues at the Brno tests

After the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, Andrea Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot stayed on at the circuit of Brno for a day of tests focusing on the material made available by tyre suppliers Michelin. The goal, achieved without looking for the ultimate lap time, was to analyse the behaviour of the French tyres in the same configuration as the race yesterday, as well as looking at new solutions in anticipation of the next Grand Prix of San Marino.

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator JiR Team Scot

"The programme of the day test, in the light of developments which occurred at the weekend, was focused on the front rubber. We have tried to collect the greatest amount of information possible to share with Michelin. The comparison with our technical partner should help us prepare for the next Grand Prix. The weather conditions have helped us today, and with a total of 40 laps, with short and medium stints, we managed to play-out the full testing programme."

Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
HONDA RC212V

"Today was a day mainly focused on research for a better performance from our rubber. We have noted some progress but this is still not enough. We expect Michelin to work intensively to achieve the results we expect for the next race. Colin Edwards has got a good lap time, but only for three laps, which is not significant enough for us to draw any conclusions. We stayed out even longer to assess the durability of the tyres, in addition to grip. We were able also to do tests on electronics. The next Grand Prix at Misano I hope to take a good result in front of my home crowd."

Pietro Caprara - Chief Technical JiR Team Scot

"With Andrea and Michelin we have tried different solutions front tyres, replicating the technical conditions for racing, to analyse in depth the results of yesterday, and other proposals with different compounds, profiles and carcasses. The programme was carried out completely, gathering information for work in anticipation of the Grand Prix of Misano. We have focussed on improving the feedback from the front tyre which is what we need to improve performance."

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Colin Edwards , Andrea Dovizioso