Avintia Esponsorama Racing has returned to action for the first two free practices of the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
During the first session, both riders managed to accumulate a large number of laps in order to work on the set-up for the weekend. Eric Granado, who finished in fourth position, set a time of 1’45.050. On the other hand, Xavi Cardelús finished 15th, with a best time of 1’47.058.
Eric Granado was the dominator of the second session. The Brazilian rider managed to improve his morning record by one second and one tenth and stopped the clock at 1’43.990. Cardelús made a significant leap forward, improving his time from the first session by a second and a half. A time of 1’45.735 allowed him to finish 16th.
Tomorrow there will be the third free practice and the E-Pole, where Avintia Esponsorama Racing will fight for the best possible starting position for Sunday’s race.
“Very happy with today, we worked calmly in the first practice to know the new asphalt and how the bike behaved. We have a good base from last year, I felt very comfortable on the bike, and I am very happy with the work this afternoon. Now we have to work to see what we need to improve for tomorrow and try to get a good grid position that will be very important for Sunday’s race”.
“First day over, we have taken FP1 to get back the feeling with the bike and the circuit. In FP2 we changed little things on the bike to help us improve. Now it’s time to look at how to improve for tomorrow for the qualifying session”.