Rosell happy with progress after “crazy qualifying”
Team QMMF rider Anthony West continued working through different set-up combinations on the second day of practice for the French Grand Prix, but still didn’t have the desired break-through that would enable him to challenge the top contenders of the Moto2 category.
Whereas the Australian ended qualifying in 28th position and was “quite confused” after testing so many different things, team-mate Elena Rosell improved steadily and was happy with her progress despite her 31st position on the starting grid for the race on Sunday.
Elena Rosell – 31st in 1.41,634 “We are improving. This morning, we went faster than yesterday and in qualifying we went faster than this morning. We are still far from where we want to be, but step by step, we are making progress. I am less than four seconds away from the top and only one and a half second behind Anthony, who obviously is my reference in this class. We keep working at reducing this gap and together with Moriwaki, we keep working on improvements to the bike, mainly to make it safer and more predictable to ride. If you get more feeling for a bike, you can enter the turns with more confidence and you can also open the throttle harder on the corner exits. Now we have to wait and see what the weather will be like tomorrow. Qualifying practice was a bit crazy because everybody was in a rush to put a quick lap in. But then, after a small drizzle, everybody just waited around. It was strange!”
Source: QMMF Racing