FPR pair set up for German challenge Foggy PETRONAS Racing pair Steve Martin and Garry McCoy made significant set-up progress on the first day of qualifying for the tenth round of the Superbike World Championship in sweltering conditions at ...
FPR pair set up for German challenge
Foggy PETRONAS Racing pair Steve Martin and Garry McCoy made significant set-up progress on the first day of qualifying for the tenth round of the Superbike World Championship in sweltering conditions at the German circuit of Steve immediately bettered his time from the recent FPR test session at there, and took another third of a second off in the afternoon on race rubber.
His best time on a qualifier, 1:40.924, placed him 12th and within a second Garry, on his first visit to the circuit, ended the morning session in 22nd top 16 pace on qualifying rubber in 18th position and his chances of making.
Steve said: "It has been a good first day. The thing that's going for us around here is that I am doing consistent times on race tyres, which is what we have been working on today and shows the continual development of the bike. We didn't use a new tyre until 15 minutes before the end of the afternoon session and I was able to do a 1:41.8 lap time on a tyre that was 24 laps old."
Garry said: "We tried a few things in the afternoon such as a different rear shock, different link and different front fork setting but the progress was set up more or less the same as in the morning. The problem was that I didn't get in a lot of laps in the morning due to a couple of technical problems. Normally at a new circuit I like to go out and just stay out there no matter what. If it rains in the morning then my chances of making Superpole are obviously over, so we will have to keep our fingers crossed."