Yamaha Supersport riders send a clear message on day one in Brno Yamaha World Supersport Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Fabien Foret made it very clear in today's free practice session that they are here to win this weekend. The riders spent the...
Yamaha Supersport riders send a clear message on day one in Brno
Yamaha World Supersport Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Fabien Foret made it very clear in today's free practice session that they are here to win this weekend. The riders spent the entire session in first and second spot respectively with Crutchlow leading the pack with nearly a 1.5 second advantage by the end of the session. The session was red flagged briefly at the halfway point after a collision between Harms and Lowes.
Both riders ended the free practice session confident of more to come over the weekend as they continue to fine tune their set ups in advance of Sunday's World supersport race.
Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha World Supersport Team (1st, 2'02.334) "it was a good day, we didn't really want to show our pace until the race but we had a few things we wanted to test so we needed do decent lap times. The lap times were done on old tyres as usual which is good as well. I think the pace is going to be fast so we have to make sure we make it work and keep on it for the rest of the weekend."
Fabien Foret, Yamaha World Supersport Team (2nd, 2'03.777)
"today is the happiest I've been on the bike for a while. We made some changes and it was a big step for the front of the bike. I also had a different tyre which suits me much better, I was really surprised at how good it felt. I was able to put in some reasonable lap times which was great. This track has some bad memories for me from last year but I'm really happy with the first day and I hope I continue to ride like this for the rest of the year."
Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager
"this is our first one-two this year which is great. I'm pleased for Fabien, he feels a lot better than he has done all year. He's found a good front end feeling which has helped. Cal is unbelievably fast, nearly eight tenths faster than the lap record. Hopefully the weather conditions stay stable and we'll continue to perform like this tomorrow."