Viñales second on first day at Misano, Carrasco happy with effort so far
Flying the characteristic yellow colours of Nostromo, the Italian brand of Calvo, Maverick Viñales started the Grand Prix in Misano strongly. In the morning he ended the first practice in first place and then improved his laptime a lot in the afternoon session, but just missed out on the best laptime of the day. The Team Calvo rider is still very satisfied with the work the team has done with this KTM on the first day and expects to take another step forward tomorrow to fight for pole position.
Ana Carrasco once again started a weekend without knowing the track, but after two sessions she improved in every run and in the end took 24th position, only 1.9 seconds behind the fastest rider. Tomorrow she will try to maintain her position in the qualifying, to be able to fight for points on Sunday.
Maverick Viñales #25 – 2º – 1’43”740“Very good. We were riding very comfortable from the start and very well. As always we are working with an eye on the race, because that is the most important, but being just the opening day we did some great work, because we improved the circuit record on the first day. We are really riding very fast at all the tracks this year, the competition is very tough and nobody holds anything back. Here I think that tomorrow in the qualifying it could be improved by another second.”
Ana Carrasco #22 – 24ªª – 1’45”363“I am happy, because I don’t like the circuit that much, but I think we still did a good laptime. We are close to the front, although tomorrow we will have to improve further, because the guys in front go very fast. Today I focused on not thinking about the position, because I obsessed about this a bit and forgot about the rest. It seems that it worked and tomorrow we will continue in the same way, trying to get into the ’44s and let’s see if I can get a good reference to improve my line.”
Source: Team Calvo