Ricky Cardus satisfied with test of new Moriwaki chassis
QMMF Racing Team rider Ricky Cardús had an exciting first day at the Japanese Grand Prix, testing the new 2012 version of his Moriwaki chassis. The 24-year-old from Barcelona, Spain, made the best use of the first two free practice sessions, riding most of the time all by himself and collecting valuable impressions and data for the race set-up. On his final lap in the afternoon he suffered a small crash with worn tyres under brakes but walked away unhurt. Cardús holds 25th position so far.
Ricky Cardús – 25º, 1.54,602
“I rode alone most of the time, both in the morning and evening, picking up confidence with the bike. In the second session we had a worn and tyre and it burnt after 30 laps. Because of that I’m 25th, if we had put on new tyres I would have improved by the end of the session. But the bottom line is that I have a rhythm on this bike. On the last lap I lost the front under braking and I had a little crash. It was my fault, because I kept riding. Luckily the damage is nothing to speak of.”
Luis Soldano, team coordinator: “At the last race in Aragón, Ricky tried an updated version of the 2011 frame and swingarm, but the bike he rides here at Motegi features the all-new chassis for 2012, even though it hasn’t been finalized in all the details. Our philosophy is to have a new approach at each Grand Prix, and having this new bike is definitely a boost to his motivation and confidence!”
Source: QMMF Racing