Circuit Length: 4.7 km
seven, eight and nine, going uphill, is probably one of the most technical parts of the circuit and the most difficult. In any case I think right now, especially with Jakub, we have a very good package, which I think can also work well in Barcelona, but let’s see. The most important thing is that we keep working hard and remain focussed from the first free practice.
For Fahmi we need to pick up the game; we really must work hard with him in Barcelona to get him closer to where he belongs and work as a team to try and help him.
With Jakub we can see that he is doing very well and has progressed a lot in the last three or four races. He is a lot more confident and is getting stronger every race, which is great to see.
I believe as a team we can do well in Barcelona, so I’m looking forward to this next Grand Prix.”
#63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin
After a difficult weekend in Mugello, I hope we can get back in the points because this is our target and this is what we are capable of. I’m going to work really hard to be up there and hopefully from the first practice we will be strong. For Catalunya we will also be working on improving the set-up of the bike, especially going into the corners, as this is where we struggled in Mugello, but I know my crew are working hard to resolve this, so I’m confident that we can do better this weekend. I really hope that we can start well and I can improve my qualifying; then with a good grid position I know I can fight in the race.”
The layout of the circuit is quite difficult; there are parts that are uphill and parts that are downhill and you have to really think about what to do at every single corner. For sure it will not be an easy weekend but we are prepared. I think we have arrived at another level with the bike now and so it may not be so easy to find ways to go quicker. We have good speed with the KTM and enough to be in the front and compete with the leaders, so I’m not sure how much more we can improve. The package we have is very strong, so I feel we are ready for another good race.”
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