Rosell positive for Motegi race despite small setbacks on second day
Both QMMF Racing Team riders Anthony West and Elena Rosell suffered small set-backs on the second day of practice for the Grand Prix of Japan and had to settle for the 20th and the 31st position on the grid.
Rosell was only able to complete four laps in the morning session due to an early crash that caused some damage to her Speed-Up prototype. After losing so much valuable track time, she went out in qualifying without the best possible set-up. When she tried to push despite her lack of front end feeling and grip, she crashed a second time and had to settle for 31st on the grid. But even though her search for a better set-up will continue in the warm-up practice on Sunday morning, the lady racer from Valencia is also looking forward to the race and a battle with some other riders.
Elena Rosell – 31st in 1.54,674 “To be honest, it was a difficult day in comparison to yesterday. Right at the beginning of the third free practice session this morning, I had a crash which cost us a lot of time, we lost almost the entire session. In the afternoon, I tried to push, but we still didn’t have a perfect setting for my bike. I didn’t have a lot of grip and I also didn’t have a lot of confidence in the front end, so I lost it and slid off again. This time it was without consequence, the bike is still intact, so we can continue to think about a better set-up and how to get the grip and the front end feel that I’ve been missing. My goal is to improve my lap times. It’s going to be a difficult race, but I still think I can put up a fight within the small group of riders that have a similar pace!”
Source: QMMF Racing Press Release