Day 1 affected by the weather in Most, place of the WorldSBK Round 08. Rain in the morning, which made for a wet session, shy sunshine in the afternoon which allowed all the protagonists to test tyres and race pace for tomorrow. All the protagonists are really close, looking for a thrilling Saturday.

FP 1 got underway in wet conditions, all the riders took to the track with Rain tyres. The weather for this weekend shows a lot of uncertainty, so it’s important to gather all the information for the rest of the weekend. Philipp has remained constantly in the top ten since the beginning of the session, gradually increasing his confidence with the asphalt, then the track started to dry really quickly, so much so that the last ten minutes it was possible to ride on slicks. Even in the dry, the German rider was able to keep a good pace, reaching the final seventh position. Still “slow” times due to wet patches, but a result that certifies a good feeling for the Go Eleven rider in “mixed” conditions.

Free Practice 1:
P 1   S. Redding   1.33.926
P 2   T. Razgatlioglu   + 0.644
P 3   A. Lowes    + 0.743

P 7   P. Oettl   + 2.216

For FP 2 the conditions remained stable and almost perfect for testing both the new rear solutions brought here by Pirelli, harder than in all the other races of the season so far, and the race pace. Oettl showed good consistency in the first outing, completing his fastest lap with really used tyres, then in the final minutes he missed a clean lap that would allow him to improve a few tenths. P 15, three / four tenths from the Top 8, an ideal time much faster than the time set in the standings, but when the gaps are so close each session you can take and lose several positions. Today Go Eleven also carried out the first track test of the updated exhaust, which provided excellent performance.

Free Practice 2:
P 1    T. Razgatlioglu    1.32.367
P 2    R. Gardner   + 0.012
P 3    D. Petrucci     + 0.104

P 15   P. Oettl   + 0.976

Philipp Oettl (Rider):

“Interesting day today, we faced changeable conditions, I am quite ok with the riding, i understand how i should ride my Ducati on this track. Mainly we focused on the race pace, it’s not too bad, but we have to wait tomorrow to get in touch with the others work. There is lot of German here, i am happy to ride in front of them, tomorrow i will give my best to fight for important places. The only thing which is missing is one fast lap, during the night we change a bit the set-up and i am optimistic we can find a good solution!”