Pons and Espargaro battling the English weather
This Friday the British Grand Prixhas has started at the circuit of Silverstone for round six of the MotoGP World Championship. A start that’s been marked by the rain which affected the Moto2 riders in the first half of the second free practice. In the morning, on a cold track and not in the best conditions, both Axel Pons and Aleix Espargaro started to work on the development of their Kalex Pons bikes, after the good performance at the Catalan Grand Prix, but the rain in the afternoon changed the plans. In the first part of the second free practice the track was completely wet. Pons, who set the eighth fastest time, was able to get a good feeling in those conditions, which according to the weather forecast will be present throughout the weekend.
# 40. Aleix Espargaro: 20 – 2’12’155
‘Not a great start to the Grand Prix. In the morning I have done everything to get a good feeling, especially with the front of the bike I was not confident. Anyway, I have not pushed much more, knowing we had another session. We did a couple of changes to try in the second session, but with the track half wet, half dry, it wasn’t possible to practice very well and we could not work in this direction. Let’s see tomorrow if the conditions are better and we can test these possible improvements. Anyway, it is important to use the qualifying well to be in a good position on the grid. “
# 80. Axel Pons: 26 – 2’12’552
‘In the first session we struggled a bit to find a good rhythm, but we know where we failed. We had the solution for the afternoon, but the problem is that we could not use it because the first part of the session was wet. Later the track had dry and wet parts. Let’s see if the weather gets better and we can work on this. If so, I am sure that the changes will work and I think that I would get it right. If it rains all weekend, I saw in the afternoon that I’m not going badly, so that makes me optimistic. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and the race.”
Source: Pons Racing