WSS: Yamaha YZF Assen Saturday notes

PROGRESS FOR DONI TATA PRADITA After a difficult Friday, the Yamaha Indonesia rider was quicker on Saturday. There is still some margin for progression and the warm up session on Sunday morning will be useful. It will not be easy to score points...

PROGRESS FOR DONI TATA PRADITA

After a difficult Friday, the Yamaha Indonesia rider was quicker on Saturday. There is still some margin for progression and the warm up session on Sunday morning will be useful. It will not be easy to score points during the race, but Doni keeps the spirit up and he will try to do his best during the race.

Cal Crutchlow, leader of the championship with Kean Sofuoglu, was the fastest on his Yamaha, beating by more than half a second the previous lap record of Broc Parkes (Yamaha) of 1'40.895. Spaniard Joan Lascorz did also a very good job, putting his Kawasaki in second position. The first two Hondas of Kenan Sofuoglu and Eugene Laverty are 3rd and 4th, but then we have to go to 8th position to find Anthony West (who crashed) in front of Robbin Harms (who crashed also) and the reigning World Champion Andrew Pitt in 10th.

Doni Tata Pradita: "I improved. We tested a few things. It's really difficult. We still have to find a better setting. It's coming better. I was faster today-- but the other riders too! I hope it will be better tomorrow."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "We are 3 seconds away from the pole position, which is not as good as usual. Our rider has some problems in the fast curves of the last part of the track. This is where he is losing most of his time. We are working in this direction so he gets the spark and the good racing lines in these curves."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Andrew Pitt , Broc Parkes , Kenan Sofuoglu , Eugene Laverty , Robbin Harms , Anthony West , Cal Crutchlow , Joan Lascorz