Pirro second on first day in Valencia

Friday, 9 November 2012

In mixed conditions on the first day of free practice at Valencia, San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Michele Pirro clocked the second fastest time, making the most of a damp track surface in the afternoon session following a fully wet morning outing.

Álvaro Bautista enjoyed a positive opening session but only clocked three laps in the afternoon.

Michele Pirro

“We went a little better than usual in the wet this morning and then in the afternoon we went with slick tyres on the damp track and I managed to set the second fastest time. I actually would have gone faster if I didn't get held up by Edwards on the last lap so I could have finished the day on top but this is good enough! No doubt the conditions will be different tomorrow but we will work hard towards our objective of finishing the season with a CRT victory.”

Álvaro Bautista

“This morning in the wet we found a good feeling with the bike from the start of the session to the end but in the afternoon we only managed three laps and the data will be of very little use for tomorrow. It's a shame but it seems to have been a recurring theme this season.”

Press release courtesy of San Carlo Honda Gresini.

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