In the US GP
Hard day of work for the Pramac Racing Team and its rider Niccolò Canepa.
In the first hour available of the day the Italian rider, thanks to the support of his track engineer tried to adapt the bike to make it easier to manage on the American track.
In the afternoon, after only a few laps, the Genovese rider has slipped and lost a lot of time to get back at the garage. Once back on the second bike he took some time to get used to the circuit concluding in sixteenth position that means the sixth row for tomorrow's race. Niccolò will do all possible tomorrow morning during warm up to improve his final position in the American race.
"This morning we have done a good job registering interesting lap times with any bike configuration, but from the afternoon session we expected a bit more”, commented Technical Director Fabiano Sterlacchini. “For sure the slip at the beginning of the session took away some confidence from the rider. Now we have to analyze the telemetry and together with Niccolò we will evaluate which could be the best solution for tomorrow's warm up in preparation for the race."
"We could have done well today, but the slip at the beginning of the session complicated the program of work we had in mind”, said Canepa.
“I lost too much time to get back at the garage and once back on the bike I used some time to find back the right confidence to push at the limit. Unluckily, as it happened to Lorenzo and Stoner, the right part of the rear tyre doesn't make it to keep the right temperature and you can find yourself on the ground at any moment. For this reason tomorrow we will almost for sure use the softer tyres we have here."