Today the Spanish GP commenced at the circuit of Jerez under bright sunlight and in very high temperatures in the afternoon.
Team Calvo rider Isaac Viñales set the fastest time in the morning, and even though his rivals tried to beat him, the time still stood as the day’s fastest in the afternoon.
The Catalan rider is still nursing his back problems which plagued him in Argentina, but with the help of the Clinica Mobile he hopes to continue riding at the maximum all weekend.
In addition to the three permanent riders of Team Calvo, Marcos Ramirez made his debut today in the World Championship. The young rider normally sports the team colours in the Spanish CEV and has been impressed with the pace of the World Championship. He hopes to be able to take a step up tomorrow after this first day of adaptation.
#32 Isaac Viñales – 1st place – 1.47.388 / @ISAAC_VINYALES
I’m very happy with today’s result, as it’s the first time I finished in first place after a day of practice sessions. I believe we have done some great work. In the afternoon we worked with a hard tyre and found a great race pace, and we achieved a time just three tenths slower than the fastest without changing the front tyre. The only bad thing is that I’m still in a lot of pain with my back, but I had some painkilling injections and that way the pain is not that heavy. Tomorrow I’ll have to try and continue in the same way to start from as close to the front as possible.
#24 Marcos Ramirez – 32nd place – 1.49.898 / @24Marcosramirez
The first day was dedicated to getting a feeling for the bike, but it’s also been the first time I got to train with riders of the World Championship. I struggled in the beginning until I found my rhythm. I was impressed that everyone is really fast and no one falls behind. From the first minute on they go full throttle and I have to get used to that. We’ve had some problems with the setup that we have to solve. This weekend is all about being amongst these riders, learning a lot, enjoying the experience and applying it to the CEV too.
Source: Team Calvo
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