Magny-Cours: Team Alstare Suzuki Friday report

TROY AND YUKIO WORKING ON SET-UP. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama used the first day of qualifying at Magny-Cours working on finding a good set-up for their GSX-R1000 K6 Suzukis. Both riders tested at ...

TROY AND YUKIO WORKING ON SET-UP.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama used the first day of qualifying at Magny-Cours working on finding a good set-up for their GSX-R1000 K6 Suzukis. Both riders tested at Magny-Cours recently and they started today with the set-ups that had worked well then. But those set-ups did not work as expected today and both riders had to try some new settings to post good lap times. In the end, Troy finished fifth fastest and Yukio sixth. Quickest today is Japanese rider Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha), with James Toseland (Honda) second and Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati) third.

TROY 5th, 1:40.936
I had a little crash this afternoon when I lost the front at the right-hander at the top of the hill, but it was very slow and I didn't hurt myself at all.

We started with the set-up from our recent tests here but, for whatever reason, the bike didn't work the same way. Also, we found a tyre we liked and then tried some different tyres, but none of those worked as well. So we'll go back to what we know works well and try and improve it. I'm pretty happy with what I've got really and am confident about raceday.

YUKIO 6th, 1:40.950
I started with the settings from our recent tests, but the feeling on the bike was not as good. Today the track felt dirty and a bit slippery to me and I didn't want to push too hard too soon. In the morning, with the old settings my lap times were not so good. So we made some changes to the settings in the afternoon and the feeling was better. Tomorrow we will carry on with this direction and see how much we can improve the bike.

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Noriyuki Haga , James Toseland , Troy Corser , Yukio Kagayama