Andrea Dovizioso 6th in first day of testing at Valencia Autumn weather welcomed the MotoGP riders involved in the first day of free practice for the Grand Prix of Valencia. With an ambient temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, the morning round...
Andrea Dovizioso 6th in first day of testing at Valencia
Autumn weather welcomed the MotoGP riders involved in the first day of free practice for the Grand Prix of Valencia. With an ambient temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, the morning round was played under rain, which continued to fall incessantly, forcing all riders to stop before the end because of the slippery Tarmac and puddles that were on the surface. The weather conditions then improved in the afternoon, and on a wet track Andrea Dovizioso took sixth position, satisfied with the work and performance of his wet tyres from Michelin. The JiR Team Scot rider will continue tomorrow if the weather does not improve, to develop his Honda RC212V to contest the race in wet or damp conditions.
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager - JiR Team Scot "The first day of practice has been marked by rain, but the team has been able to cope well. Andrea has been able to be fast from the first minute and was always to stay in the high-ranking positions, but it is also important that we are working in the right direction. Forecasts indicate that the weather could remain unstable. Shame, because it would be nice to close this season with a sunny day!”
Andrea Dovizioso - Rider - JiR Team Scot MotoGP
6th time: 1'46"522
"This afternoon we have done a good job with both the team and Michelin. I am happy with the result that we have reached, because under these conditions It was not easy to go fast and many riders have been slow. This morning we started working on a wet setting, but we stopped testing with ten minutes to go as the conditions were just too bad and we would be taking unnecessary risks. In the afternoon the track was still damp, I tried to run with three types of tyres from the wet range and we understood the way to go for practice tomorrow, if the weather does not change. I did want to try another configuration, to anticipate conditions tomorrow but we did not have time. Either way, I am confident that tomorrow we can improve. "
Gianni Berti - Technical Co-ordinator - JiR Team Scot
"Today we did a very good job with Andrea and the Team. We tried different configurations from wet tyres and interpreted well the changing conditions of the circuit. We are working in the right direction and if it were to rain tomorrow we will revert to our second practice program. Michelin has other tyre proposals that we will evaluate on the second day.”