Cardus tests new chassis… and breaks it
QMMF Racing Team rider Ricky Cardús made a big step in the right direction when he tested a new chassis on his Moriwaki prototype and found much-needed grip and traction on the corner exits. However, a crash towards the end of the session left the chassis with extensive damage and spoiled all hopes of using the new bike at his home race at Aragón on Sunday.
A power failure due to a broken transformer caused a cancellation of the second free practice session. On Saturday, the teams will have extended sessions in order to make up for the track time lost.
Ricky Cardús – 23º, 1.56,598
“I am sad and disappointed because Moriwaki has brought us new parts and I have destroyed them with a rider error. I passed a slower rider and went a little wide, I got into the dirty part and I crashed. The new chassis goes well, it gives me more grip and traction. I broke it in half and it is unusable. Now we return to the old and try to find a setup that will give us similar results. In Japan we have another chassis, there will be no problem.”
Luis Solano, team coordinator: “With two crashes, one of each rider, we had business as usual – we have a 100 percent crash rate so far this season. Luckily, Ricky was able to confirm the qualities of the new chassis and the new swingarm before his bike got damaged. He found a good feeling with the new bike and I am happy that the Moriwaki people keep working hard to improve the bike and to help our team.”
Source: QMMF Racing