Saturday – mixed weather conditions at Aragon
Saturday – mixed weather conditions
A damp Aragon track was less than ideal for the first practice session on Saturday. Brad and the Ambrogio Team need all the dry track time they can as they continue to learn the MGP30. A fully wet track may have provided some use in exploring wet weather settings, but the damp track was of no use. Brad, as with many riders, spent most of the session in the pits, only venturing out for a few laps towards the end of the session. Brad finished 9th in the session, but was almost 12 seconds slower than Friday.
Fortunately the track dried for Qualifying at the Gran Premio Iveco De Aragon. The pace was blistering, last year’s top times not even good enough for a top twenty start. Brad put in a very impressive time of 2’00.850, improving on Friday’s time by .8 of a second. The South Africa was just half a second from a top ten start.
“This morning was a huge waste. The track was damp so we couldn’t run slicks and we couldn’t run wets. We need as much time as we can on track so it was a huge bummer for us. Quali went okay though. We’re starting from a decent position and there are some areas we need to improve with my lines and the bike. Warm-up is going to be pretty important. I’m confident we can get with a group and fight hard during the race for a top ten.”