Mixed start for Moncayo at Silverstone
Just a week after the GP of Catalunya, the Team Andalucía – Banca Cívica – Diputación de Cádiz returns to action at the British circuit of Silverstone. This time however Alberto Moncayo is the only rider to defend the colors of the Andalusian team, as Miguel Oliveira can not participate in the 6th GP of the season because of the injury he sustained in Montmelo. Alberto has set the fifth fastest time on the first day of practice and is preparing for further improvement in the practice tomorrow.
Weather forecasts are not looking very good for this Grand Prix and at the moment only the 125 riders have been able to do a session with dry asphalt. Alberto Moncayo has not missed the opportunity to set a good pace in the first practice and has proven with a fifth place that he is very strong and a candidate for the podium.
In the second training the work plan has focused on testing different setups to find a good setting for the race, which is expected to be in the rain.
Alberto Moncayo, 5° (2’17 .898)
“Silverstone is nice, too long perhaps, but what characterizes it is the amount of bumps it has, I think it’s the second bumpiest after Indianapolis. In any case, it is the same for all and you have to adjust.
This morning we did a good job, we found a good way in the dry conditions and have achieved a good position. The second practice was in the rain and the situation is complicated because we do not have a good setup and we have to keep working on it. I have also had a major problem with the visor that due to the low temperature has fogged up and I could not see the track well. With all that it has been very difficult to ride in this second session and I could not do a good lap.”
PEDRO MACHADO, Team Director
“We started very well to this Grand Prix. Alberto’s fifth place in the first practice shows that we are there, we are able to be among the fastest and that everyone, Alberto and the team, are doing a great job. In the second session we have dedicated ourselves to try different settings on the bike with the aim to rule out some things and that we have the set-up ahead of a wet race even more clear.
Miguel Oliveira is pretty good, the fracture is clean and there’s no intervention needed, so it is expected that the recovery is somewhat faster. He planned to come to this race, but the doctor advised against and we want him to be 100% before he gets on the bike. From here we send you warm greetings.”
Source: Team Machado