Luis Salom aiming for strong race despite frustrating qualifying
Traffic and disruption by rain are the reasons Luis Salom didn’t have the best ever qualifying results for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Nevertheless both he and RW Racing GP teammate Brad Binder and their team manager are confident for the race on Sunday.
After the first day it was clear Salom had issues with the setup of the bike, especially the suspension. The team worked hard to improve the bike and it clearly showed in the last free practice.
But in qualifying it was not possible for Salom to set a fast lap time immediately as he found a lot of traffic in his way and after a bit of rain he couldn’t find his rhythm anymore.
Luis Salom (9th):
“A start from the third row shouldn’t be the problem. In Malaysia I was even further back. But it doesn’t make things easier. I didn‘t have enough time left to set a better lap time after the rain. There was no clean lap anymore. Nevertheless the setup of the bike is fine and I trust I can have a good result in the race.”
Team manager Johan Stigefelt:
“It was not perfect. But the good thing is all the issues we had are solved and the riders are not struggling with the bike anymore. We’ll go for it, like always.”
Source: RW Racing