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Thruxton Friday Supersonic Racing
|Friday, 13 April 2012 20:22|
The Supersonic Racing Team is ready for the second round of the BSB championship, here at Thruxton, one of the fastest circuits on the British Superbike Championship calendar. Thruxton Circuit is located near the village of Thruxton in Hampshire and was originally constructed in 1940 as RAF Thruxton: a World War Il airfield. The circuit has been used to host motor racing events since 1950; with the circuit initially being used to host motorcycle races from 1950 and motor racing since 1952. Thruxton circuit has hosted events as varied as World Endurance motorcycles, European F2 cars and trucks. The demands of the circuit range from the long, fast straights and flowing corners to tight, demanding Complex and Chicane sections.
On the first day of free practice, the aim of the Supersonic team was to improve the feeling with the bikes and to find, together with the riders, a more solid basis to work on in future. A day of various tests to adapt our BMW to this espescially fast and demanding track. Despite the numerous changes made and no previous data to build on, our riders are stable among the top 20, classified as 15th and 18th. The forecasts for tomorrow are once again a little bit unstable, hopefully not affecting the team's work too much so we may face the qualifying in the afternoon perfectly prepared.
Patric Muff: Today the first free practice was not so good as I did not get a feeling for the bike due to the setting. The second round of practice was way better, but there is definitely still a lot of work to do. However, I have to affirm again that the team itself and also the atmosphere among the whole team is simply great, so I remain confident for tomorrow's qualifying and do hope to start from a good position on the grid on Sunday.
Tommy Bridewell: I did not have a great feeling with the bike today, but we do have a good understanding of which direction we should go. The team is perfectly aware of today's situation and for tomorrow we thus know exactly where we had the problem and also know what needs to be fixed. So hopefully tomorrow will be a different story.
Danilo Soncini: A busy day full of hard work, difficult to find the right way. We are without any previous experience to build on, be it for the bike as well as for the track. Thus the first round in the morning has been invested in the search for the right gear ratios, which in fact, we did spend on the whole first session. In the afternoon we concentrated on finding the setting and this has allowed us to push a bit more and make up some places, remaining steady at mid-table. But we are still far from optimum.
Our BMW can do much more and we will work hard to find the right feeling before qualifying tomorrow afternoon.
Article source: Supersonic Racing