Moncayo struggling with lack of grip and looking to improve bike setup for qualifying
34 riders were out on track today for the first practice sessions at Jerez, scene of the Spanish Grand Prix, with two wildcard riders. It’s been two very different sessions temperature-wise, in the morning the track went up to 30°C while in the afternoon it was up to 46°C.
Alberto Moncayo still has a big margin to improve after struggling with a lot of sliding on the rear which made it hard for him to ride comfortable. The team is now studying the data to decide on the right strategy for Saturday.
Alberto Moncayo #17 (34º, 1.47.189, +3,590s, 38 laps): “In the first practice we tested the bike from Austin which went well, but in the end it started to move strangely on the rear, without any grip. But the feeling was good, we did the whole session with the same tyres and at the end we did a relatively good laptime.
In the second practice I expected to improve at least a second, but we could not achieve that. We went out with new tyres and didn’t notice any improvement. We have to look at the telemetry and the suspension, let’s see how we do tomorrow.”
Source: AGR Team