Esponsorama Racing has completed the first day of the Styrian Grand Prix with a single rider in the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg.
In the morning session, Tito Rabat has hit the track with energy to continue squeezing his Ducati to the fullest. Despite the session, the Spanish rider finished in 19th place less than a second behind the leader.
In the afternoon, the Catalan could not improve his morning record thus ending the day in the 20th position. Despite not improving, his time of 1’24.806 is three tenths better than last weekend’s best time, showing that his feelings on the bike are getting better.
As for Johann Zarco, today was a singular day. At the end of the first free practice of MotoGP it was known that the Gaul will have to start the next race from the pit lane due to the last Sunday’s incident with Franco Morbidelli. The good news of the day is that Johann Zarco has been declared fit to compete in this Grand Prix of Styria.
Tomorrow at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg will take place the third and fourth free practices and qualifying for Sunday’s race, where the team will fight for the best possible position.
“In the morning it was a good day, it was a good training, I went out on the track and I threw, finishing 0.9 of the first classified. But in the afternoon is has cost us a little more, although anyway we will try to see if they can help me with the electronics and so be able to accelerate more in the first meters that is what I lack”
“About today, the positive thing is that I’m declared fit to ride tomorrow and this is really important. It’s true that my wrist is improving very fast and I’m happy with this. So clearly, it’s a good opportunity to ride tomorrow to have some feelings, some confidents and to enjoy on the bike. I think I will have some pain, and I will see how I can control this pain but is good to try. I’m happy with the medical check they said that I can ride, and also, I’m happy with the penalty. I was thinking to make an appeal by the FIM, but then it’s a bit tricky and it will be again to push the problem even and even later. And in the case, maybe my appeal is not accepted, then the situation will be not good, so I prefer to solve this penalty and start on the pit lane this weekend and close the history. Better do in that way and then put my best on the races in Misano.”