INTERIM DAY IN MALAYSIA WITH VARIABLE WEATHER AND SOME TROUBLES FOR ALEIX
The first day of practice on the Malaysian Sepang circuit can be defined as approximate, at least in the Aprilia camp. In the morning, on a dry track, Maverick took advantage of the first session to get a feel for track conditions but without attempting a time attack in the end. Aleix, on the other hand, fell victim to a series of technical troubles that basically kept him from going out.
The afternoon was conditioned by heavy rainfall that delayed the start of the second practice session, then held on a track that was wet and slowly improving. Not very indicative conditions, with times far from the best time, so confirmation postponed until tomorrow.
"It’s a bit difficult to comment on the day today because in the morning I had two problems on the two bikes that we were unable to solve in time. In the afternoon, in mixed conditions, it didn’t make much sense to push hard because we wouldn’t have been able to improve on our times from the morning anyway. In any case, I’m optimistic because I expect that I’ll be able to be fast with the right asphalt and no hindrances. I’ll get out on the track and push to the maximum from the first lap!"
"This morning in the dry sensations were less than perfect. The level of grip I felt was very low and that kept me from being fast. In the afternoon, grip was still lacking and we’ll need to analyse the data to figure out how to limit this difficulty. At the end of the day, that’s the element that is limiting us the most because it conditions all riding situations, from entering to exiting corners."