Circuit Length: 4.7 km
FP1: P4; 1’52.289 – 16 laps
FP2: P21; 1’52.878– 12 laps
FP1: P21; 1’53.726 – 16 laps
FP2: P25; 1’53.199 –16 laps
Determined to improve his performance around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Jakub Kornfeil pushed hard on board the Honda NSF 250RW, achieving his personal best lap time around the circuit. With track temperature increasing for afternoon practice, the Czech rider was unable to better his lap time alone and so instead focussed his attentions on testing various settings ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying.
Malay rookie Adam Norrodin made a good start on board his #7 machine as he concentrated on race pace and riding style. Remaining in the top fifteen for the majority of the first forty minute practice, Norrodin continued his progress in Free Practice Two, improving his time and confident that the knowledge gained today will enable him to take the next step tomorrow.
“Practice today went well. In FP1 I felt good and for the majority of the session we were more or less in the top fifteen. Towards the end of the session everyone else made a big step with the new tyre but I struggled with it. I didn’t have a good feeling with the new tyre at all. In FP2 we improved our time by 0.5 tenths but still it wasn’t enough. I made my fastest time with used tyres so if we can find something in our setting for the new tyre, for sure I can do much better. At this moment I’m not confident with the new soft tyre. We will work on this tonight so that in FP3 tomorrow morning we can make a good step ahead of qualifying. I think this weekend will be quite tough because everyone is so close but I feel positive that I can improve my race pace and qualify better.”
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