Rosell busy learning yet another new track while still battling with same bike problems

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Team QMMF riders Anthony West and Elena Rosell had a very buys first day of practice at the French Grand Prix. Whereas Rosell, the only female rider in motorcycle Grand Prix racing, concentrated on learning yet another track, her Australian teammate West had the monumental task of trying two modified chassis versions in one day. The first one that he tried in the morning came from manufacturer Moriwaki, with less stiffness for more feedback in the corners. The second one was a chassis version the QMMF Racing Team technicians had modified themselves, with a different pivot position to make the riding position higher and with a different fuel tank in order to get more of the rider’s weight towards the front of the bike.

Elena Rosell – 32nd in 1.42,953
“Today, my first priority was to learn my way around the track and also to learn how to cope with the bumps. It was not easy for me, because we still don’t have a good base with the bike. On every track, the same problems occur. It is difficult to learn a new track and to battle with your bike at the same time. But we keep on trying: I managed to improve by more than 2,6 seconds from the first to the second session and the main thing for us now is to see how the weather develops. Of course I am also following the development work of my teammate Anthony West with keen interest. Some of the modifications seem to work, others not. I don’t know when I will get different chassis parts to try, but at the moment it would be pointless anyway – I first have to learn the track!”

Source: QMMF Racing

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