Continued front end struggles leave Rosell 34th on the grid

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After struggling with an ill-running engine on the first day of practice at the British Grand Prix, Team QMMF rider Anthony West received a new motor for day two. But due to the strong wind at Silverstone, the Australian still struggled to find enough speed and had to settle for 30th place on the starting grid.

Team-mate Elena Rosell also had a tough day, trying to tame her Moriwaki prototype and to bring the front end under control. After qualifying in 34th position, the main aim of the only female rider in Grand Prix racing is to find better settings with an increased safety margin for the race.

Elena Rosell – 34th in 2.15,024
“We keep on fighting in order to improve, but I can’t be happy because even though I went faster than yesterday, we are a long way from where we want to be. All we can do is keep our heads down and continue working, in order to be a little bit more towards the front and in order to increase our safety margin on the track. I am battling with the rebounds, the bike behaves very aggressively and I keep losing the front under acceleration, which makes it really difficult to open the throttle. More often than not, I have to cut gas in order to stop the bike from moving so much. Even though, we managed to improve a little bit in comparison to yesterday. I hope I will be lucky enough in the race to fight with somebody!”

Source: QMMF Racing Press Release

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