Great start for the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse team in Australia with Vazquez 8th
The start of the Australian GP has been very positive for the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse team, who have finished the first day of free practice with their riders much higher up the ranking than in the last two races.
Efrén Vázquez posted the 8th best time of the day and, even more importantly, has worked on the race pace. He is currently fighting for the overall 10th place in the championship and to bring home some more points on Sunday is his priority.
Adrián Martín has finished in position 12+1 which isn’t bad to start with, but he will concentrate on improving this position to be able to fight higher up in the field on this very technical course.
Alberto Moncayo, rider of the Andalucía JHK T-Shirt LaGLisse, also made a jump up in quality and finished 9th just behind Efrén.
I believe we did two good practice sessions and most importantly, we had a great pace towards the end of both sessions. The best is that I was riding alone and it was easy, I believe this is very positive. We started better than in the previous two races. Tomorrow we will have the race engine and should be able to improve some more, as well in pace as in the qualifying time to start from as close to the front as possible.
The truth is that I’m happy with the result but I don’t feel very comfortable on the bike. This circuit with the wind and the potholes that it’s got don’t really suit me well, but we’re not far down and that’s the positive from this first day. This evening I will work with the team to get the bike set up the way I like and surely we’ll be able to take a step up tomorrow. At the moment things are looking ok.
I am happy because this morning I felt very comfortable on the bike and had a good feeling. The most important thing is that I’m enjoying riding the bike in a circuit I like. It’s very fast in the corners and I really like that. In Malaysia we found a good setting and it also works well here. It’s important that we’ve got a good pace and that we can do it alone.
Source: JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse