Cardus: “We lost a battle, not the war”
QMMF Racing Team riders Ricky Cardús and Mishal Al-Naimi suffered a slight set-back in qualifying for the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, with Cardús dropping back to 26th position and Al-Naimi having to settle for 37th place on the grid. Whereas Al-Naimi had trouble with the set-up of his bike and with chattering when he tried to push for a fast lap time on a soft rear tyre compound, Cardús struggled more with his own riding style and his own high ambitions when he kept braking too late and lost his rhythm on the flowing Brno circuit. But both riders keep their chins and their confidence up in order to turn things around in the race tomorrow. “It’s just a lost battle – not a lost war,” said Ricky Cardús.
Ricky Cardús – 26º 2.04,488
“I’m a little disappointed. We started the weekend well and this morning with the cold track I was between 12th or 13th for a few minutes. But when the track dried I rode smooth and started to lose positions. I wanted to do well, perhaps too well, and I began to brake longer, which has affected my speed and not let me improve the 26th position. But we’ve only lost a battle, not the war. What counts is tomorrow’s race. I want to ride the same way as on Friday. If I can improve there I think I have a chance to fight for points.”
Source: QMMF Racing