GOOD LEARNING SESSION FOR SHERIDAN MORAIS The first practice session went well for Sheridan Morais, who is standing in for Doni Tata Pradita. The Indonesian rider is recovering at home after his operation of the shoulder following his Misano...
GOOD LEARNING SESSION FOR SHERIDAN MORAIS
The first practice session went well for Sheridan Morais, who is standing in for Doni Tata Pradita. The Indonesian rider is recovering at home after his operation of the shoulder following his Misano accident. Morais, from South Africa, enjoyed riding the Yamaha R6 and good results can be expected this weekend.
The bike was fast, with the best top speed (254 kph). Sheridan took his time to learn the R6, seeing how it reacts to the different situations. Discovering a new category, a new bike and a new team all at the same time is not an easy job. But Morais progressed very well, finishing at the end of the session in 12th position, 2.8 behind the fastest man Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) who happens to be leading the World Championship.
This is a good achievement for the first day at Brno, and both the rider and the team are happy.
Sheridan Morais: "It was a very good session. I am learning the bike. I was not worrying about the lap times. We put a new tyre during the session and I went faster. I am also learning to work with the team."
Martial Garcia (team manager): "I am satisfied. Sheridan is discovering the bike and he is working well. The bike is competitive, with the best top speed. We wish Doni a good recovery."
The track: from 29.1 to 5.4 km
On September 28, 1930 was organized the first race on the Masaryk track (named after the first president of the country Tomas Garrigue Masaryk). The circuit was then 29.1 km long. In 1949, it was shortened to 17.8 km. The motorcycle Grand Prix was organized from 1965 to 1974 on the 13.9 km track, then from 1975 to 1977 on the 10.9 km one. The actual Automotodrom was inaugurated in 1987. It is 5.403 km long and offers the spectators and excellent view. The slope is the most important of the Superbike World Championship, with a maximum of 7.52% uphill. The surface of the circuit of Brno has been entirely resurfaced after the 2007 races.