4th Bradley Smith 1’59.862“I think it was a good session and with an hour you can test a lot of things. I’m happy with... Italian GP – Mugello – Quotes after FP1

4th Bradley Smith 1’59.862
“I think it was a good session and with an hour you can test a lot of things. I’m happy with the rear end setting of my Aprilia – at the beginning it was too soft and I was struggling to get on the throttle coming out of the corners but we improved it a lot as the session went on. I imagine the heat affects me more than the locals because I’m English and I’m not used to it! Provisional fourth place, four tenths off and with room for improvement, isn’t a bad start. We’ll work more with the front end tomorrow because having confidence in it through the fast corners here is crucial. Basically the idea will be to make the bike more rigid to try and gain a little stability.”

9th Scott Redding, 2’00.735 secs
“The first session today went quite well, because last year I think I was 18th or 19th. This year we have improved on that position a lot. It was very hot but the track was fine and the conditions are the same for all of us. The engine and suspension worked well although it is something we can still improve. I am pleased with how things went as I was fast right from the start and I was fighting with the whole group.”

13th Danny Webb 2’00.959
“It went all right today. I have a really good feeling and the bike is good. The set-up was pretty ok in the beginning and it went better and better. It is too bad that the position doesn’t tell you it went good. During the whole session I was able to ride in to the top 10 and even top 5 halfway the session. In the last ten minutes I tried to ride a faster lap but I had a big moment in my fast lap. Even the laps after this there were something going on at the track and I was not able to improve my lap time. My ideal time is half a second faster and that gives me a good feeling for tomorrow’s qualification. I’m aiming tomorrow for the first two rows.”

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