San Marino GP: JiR Team Scot Friday practice report

Andrea Dovizioso in search of better set up at Misano The Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini began in the best weather conditions possible today. Conditions which are expected to remain throughout the weekend. Andrea Dovizioso riding...

Andrea Dovizioso in search of better set up at Misano

The Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini began in the best weather conditions possible today. Conditions which are expected to remain throughout the weekend. Andrea Dovizioso riding his JiR Team Scot Honda, concluded the first day of free practice in thirteenth place, collecting as much information to reduce the instability he found in the fast corners at the Misano circuit. The Romagna rider is confident that there will be room for improvement to better prepare for the race and is satisfied with the newfound competitiveness of his Michelin tyres.

Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot

"Despite our position in the standings, the first day of free practice gave us lot of information that we can exploit to improvement things in practice and qualifying tomorrow. Overall we have a good technical package, which is maybe not the strongest on a fast track. We are satisfied with the reaction of Michelin, which has made provision of suitable material to allow us to fulfil our potential."

Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
HONDA RC212V
13 DEG time: 1'36 "356

"Throughout the first day of free practice I found the bike wasn't very stable in the fast curves with the gas open - especially on the corner after the straight, Curvone and the Carro corner. This makes my trajectory through the corner different and has forced me to adapt my riding style so I cannot ride the Honda as I want at the moment and cannot be consistent. I did one fast lap and that gave me some ideas about how to improve the package for tomorrow. Today's position does not reflect our value or potential. We will give the maximum as always and use the material at our disposal to the maximum. A positive sign has come from Michelin that after some difficult times, they have returned to their previous level of performance."

Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator JiR Team Scot

"The work now is focused on the search for a good balanced package as far as the tyres, suspension and chassis are concerned. From this morning we are constantly improving, but we must move forward especially in the case of the fast parts of the track. We must analyse the behaviour of the bike and define the test programme for tomorrow to improve the package."

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Andrea Dovizioso