Finally our team arrived in the cathedral of speed, the famous TT Circuit Assen, where we will race the seventh round of the season.
Friday, first free practice’s day, started under an unstable weather, with a bit low track temperature.
Even so, Makar Yurchenko was able to ride very fast during all the FP1 forty minutes. Moreover, he could sign very fast lap times even he was riding alone, without other riders ahead of him. Finally he ended up the fifteenth during FP1, while in the FP2 he gained a fourteen position, which, at the moment, give him a pass to go straight to QP2.
On the other hand, Kazuki Masaki was able to stay with many riders during all the time, signing fast lap times and sectors. Unfortunately, he missed little to catch up the top15, but he keeps on with good feeling and informations to do the best he can during tomorrow’s qualifying practices.
#76 MAKAR YURCHENKO P.14
“Last time I was been riding in this circuit was 2016, when I was competing in RedBull Rookies Cup, so I can say this is my first time here with Moto3. I always liked this track and I’ve been waiting to compete here this weekend. Today we started in the right way, where we have been able to keep on with a good work both during FP1 and FP2. At the moment, the combined standing, let me stay in the fourteen position, which gave me the possibility to go straight to QP2. Now we only have to keep working and try to improve more tomorrow. I want to thank my team for the great work they are doing for me. “
#22 KAZUKI MASAKI P.25
“Today has not been a good day, as we couldn’t sign a very good lap time. We have been working hard to find the right setting but at the moment we can only keep improving in order to try find the right one for tomorrow. I already check my bike’s data and we found out where we must improve. For tomorrow I will keep on working because I would like to get a pass to go straight to QP2. “