Finally the most awaited Event for the spectators starts, here on the Romagna Riviera! The hot temperature has tested the physical form of the riders and the mechanical components of the bikes.During the first free practice session Lorenzo Zanetti took measurements with the asphalt conditions and with the V4-R Go Eleven. He made several laps working on used tyre, with the aim of fixing the bike to the best, finding the right set-up to try the attack at the time.

Free Practices 1: P 18   1’38.031   + 2.002

The second practice starts at 15.00, the most critical moment of the day, the asphalt temperatures splash over 50 degrees worsening the grip conditions on the track.
In the final laps Zanetti manages to pull down almost 8 tenths, he is very close to the top ten: a nice step forward that highlights the right way taken by the Team. Lorenzo, however, still complains about some problems during the deceleration phase.
The latter will be the point on which the guys will have to work hard to find the correct solution in view of a difficult Saturday: there could be even some rush of water around 2.00 pm, starting time of Race 1!
To underline is the second maximum speed recorded by the white, red and yellow Panigale of Go Eleven and the fact that Lorenzo was the rider who improved the lap time more from FP 1, giving important indications for tomorrow !

Free Practices 2: P 15   1’37.217   + 1.196

Lorenzo Zanetti (Rider):
“Making a weekend spot is never easy, but I think we worked well the first day!
The track did not help us: the grip conditions were very bad, all the riders complained about this problem and there were so many crashes. Already the fact of not having crashed and improving in the afternoon is a good thing. In the second practice, with very hot conditions, I was one of the few riders who managed to lower his laptime, without having put on the soft tyre!
We are not 100% ok yet, but never being happy and trying to improve is always part of my way of working. We are fifteenth, it is true, but to 1.1 from the first; all the riders are very close and with these track conditions it is very important to work for the race.
In the team they are all motivated, they want to make the most of this weekend.
Now we will analyze the data with a cool head and return ready to the track tomorrow!”

A huge good luck to Michael Van Der Mark: the Dutchman, first at the end of the day, crashed violently getting several fractures.
Get well soon Magic Michael!

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