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QMMF Racing Team riders Ricky Cardús and Mishal Al-Naimi had a busy first day of practice at the San Marino Grand Prix. 23-year-old Cardús,...

QMMF Racing Team riders Ricky Cardús and Mishal Al-Naimi had a busy first day of practice at the San Marino Grand Prix. 23-year-old Cardús, who holds 28th place in the combination of both Friday sessions, is trying a new step-by-step approach with his setup, sacrificing speed in favor of sound technical knowledge. Rather than chasing quick lap times early on, both riders try to be well prepared when it counts in the qualifying session on Saturday afternoon.

Ricky Cardús – 28º 1.40,358
“Here at Misano we changed the strategy compared to the last race at Indianapolis. In the USA on Friday we were closer to the leaders, but on Sunday we lost positions. Here in Italy we have started more calm, step by step, with the intention to get our line of work clearer and the setup to help us be faster in Saturday’s qualifying and competitive in the race. In the morning we started well, but this afternoon I tried a new tyre and I had a stupid crash. Neither myself nor the bike have suffered considerable damage and I could continue, but not improve and now I’m 24th with a gap of about two seconds. It is obvious that tomorrow we have to be faster. I love this track and will now review all the data to improve the setup.”

Source: QMMF Racing