Wildcard rider Dani Rivas slowly making progress at Jerez: “It’s been a tough day”
Racing at a well known track which he knows from racing in the Spanish Championship for years, one might think that a wildcard entry for the world championship doesn’t require much extra preparation for Dani Rivas, but working with Dunlop tyres while using Michelin in the CEV and riding with a different engine than the team uses and which he has to get used to, the first day of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix was marked by intense work in the TSR Motorsport box today.
After some electronic issues, misadjustments of the clutch and a small crash in the first practice session, the rider and team gave their all to reduce the gap to the regular world championship contenders who already had a total of seven test sessions at this very track during the preseason.
With the hard work put in and the data collected during the first day, team and rider are confident to set up the bike well and continue the progression from today throughout the weekend.
Dani Rivas “Today’s been a tough day, with a lot of work. We knew that our rivals would go fast from the first minute and this is how it was. For us we also had some issues with the electronics and the clutch which we partly solved and in the second session I felt more comfortable and the laptimes improved. I’m sure that if we continue to work hard tomorrow and can solve these problems, we can improve the laptimes and set the bike up nicely for the race.”