Circuit Length: 4.2 km
FP1: P20; 1’45.072 (DRY) – 19 laps
FP2: P17; 1’44.579 (DRY) –17 laps
FP1: P16; 1’44.942 (DRY) – 17 laps
FP2: P28; 1’45.145 (DRY) – 16 laps
“I think today we can be happy with the bike because in the second practice I felt a big improvement from FP1. Still we will continue to see what we can do to further improve the set-up, so hopefully tomorrow we will be able to make another step. We are looking for at least one second more because we know everyone will go faster again. My main difficulty today was turn twelve, which is where I lost the most time, so I will have a look at the data and see what I can do to go faster, but for sure one second is necessary.”
“Today I made only one fast lap which was at the end of the first practice, the rest of the time we were just trying to find ourselves in a better condition. Of course I wanted to be much faster but it was not possible. This weekend we have an upgrade from KTM, a new frame and a new swing-arm but unfortunately it’s not working for us at the moment. We need more time to really understand the bike; today we tried everything for the afternoon practice but still we couldn’t make any progress. This is not the only problem that we had; we also had an issue with the clutch and possibly something with the engine, so we have to find out what it is and why my bike doesn’t want to stop. There are so many things we must look into; for tomorrow we have to find something. Now we are working together with KTM to find a solution. The time that I did today was my maximum but I know we are capable of much more. Tomorrow we have one last chance before the qualifying and then in the qualifying we have to be within our target of the top four rows. This is our focus and this is what we will be working even harder for.”
-SIC Racing Team facebook.