First overseas weekend for the Moto3 class after eleven races throughout Europe.
Our team has landed in Buriram to try repeat last year Rodrigo and Masaki’s results.
For our Russian rider Yurchenko, is the first time he will compete in this track, so our Masaki took him through the track familiarisation and tried give him some tips.
During the first free practice day, both Masaki and Yurchenko started the FP1 with some difficulties, due to the hot temperature of the track and air and high percent of humidity. They tried different settings because it’s very important to have the right tyres and setting to complete a fast lap time, and of course, due to the long straight, it’s also essential to have a bit of slipstream. FP2 has been more positive both for the improvements made on the bikes and on the lap times.
Our Makar Yurchenko has been able to went out on track for the last run with new tyres, and with the right slipstream he could signed a good 1.43.220, which let him ended up the fourth with a gap from the first of only 00.113.
The Japanese Kazuki Masaki, who obtained the first row last year, was suffering a little bit more the hot temperature, and he missed the possibility to sign a fast lap time only because in the last laps there were many riders in the track.
#76 MAKAR YURCHENKO P.7
“I can say that it has been a positive first day overall. As it’s my first time here I have to learn the track and improve the setting in every run we will do. Even though this circuit it’s quite easy, during FP1 I exceeded track limit few times, so that I had some laps cancelled. We have been able to change some things in my bike and already in the first minutes of the FP2 our lap times were improving, and finally when I went out with the new tyres, I signed the lap which gave me the possibility to stay in the top5. “
#22 KAZUKI MASAKI P.27
“Today has been an hard day for me for the crazy hot temperature here. Last year I achieved a first row in the qualifying practice and my feeling in this track was very good. I worked a lot in the FP1 today to try repeat last year’s result, and in fact, both bike setting and my feeling with bike and track have improved a lot from FP1 to FP2. Unfortunately, in the last minutes of the last free practice, I have not been able to end up a good lap time as some riders in front of me were braking a lot. Tomorrow we will try our best”