Torres & Fores In Day Of Learning & Tricky Conditions
Like their contemporaries in the MotoGP and 125cc classes it was a day of mixed conditions for the Moto2 riders at Silverstone, where a partially damp track made for difficult choices in terms of set-up and tyres. The majority went for slicks as time progressed but a slippery circuit never fully dried out. The changeable weather looks set to stay for the weekend, meaning the riders have no option but to adapt as best they can.
MAPFRE Aspar welcome a new rider to the fold in the shape of Spanish Championship regular Jordi Torres, who enjoyed a positive first day at Grand Prix level in place of the injured Julián Simón. Whilst this was a first experience of the Silverstone circuit for Torres, Xavi Forés has been here before in the World Supersport series although the layout has been modified, making it a day of adaptation for him too.
32nd Jordi Torrés 2.13.689 (22 laps):
“This was my first day at a completely new circuit to me. Silverstone is a really nice, technical track. It has fast and flowing corners that you have to get right and I had to get used to the track, the bike and the tyres today. This morning I felt comfortable and it was a satisfactory first point of contact. The conditions made it hard this afternoon but I am happy with the work we did. I will keep working to adapt my riding style tomorrow and get as much information as possible.”
33rd Xavi Forés 2.13.770 (24 laps):
“The current Silverstone is nothing like the one I rode before in Supersport so it was a learning day for me. It didn’t go as well as I’d hoped and the rain held us back today, I didn’t feel comfortable at any point. Anyway, we have a full day to work and I want to make the most of it. We started out with the same setting as Barcelona but this track is quite different so we had to take a backward step. We have work to do tomorrow.”
Source: Aspar Media