In the second day of the Qatar test
Despite the strong wind and the chilly temperatures, the San Carlo Honda Gresini Team's riders took the best out of the second day of testing in Losail, Qatar.
The practice session started at h18 in the amazing scenario of the
Losail circuit floodlit by 5,4 millions of Watt, and lasted until h24.
Looking forward to the first race of the season which will start right in this circuit on April 12th, Toni Elias and Alex De Angelis mainly focused on the setting of the machine.
Alex De Angelis 8th (1.58.441 – 53 laps):
“My feeling has improved and I'm confident. We tested various set up options and the behaviour of tyres over a race distance and I ‘m satisfied with the performance. We did around 20 laps with the second set of tyres and I'm happy with the results we got. Tomorrow it will be another important test session.”
Toni Elias 12th (1.59.036 – 56 laps):
“Considering that the first race of the season will be held here in a month we focused on the setting of the bike, in particular we worked on machine geometry and suspension to improve the traction.
We struggled a bit in Sepang, but here today, with these difficult track conditions we suffered more than Malaysia. We have a lot of work to do but we have another day here to test the new bike and I hope the track conditions improve for tomorrow.”