The YAMALUBE RS4GP Racing Team had a positive first day of riding during the Grand Prix of Japan Friday MotoGP sessions. Cal Crutchlow focused on analysing prototype-parts analysis in a premier-class race weekend setting and wrapped up the Practice in 16th place. He is on the entry list for tomorrow‘s Q1.
Though Crutchlow‘s only objective for this race weekend is to gather as much data as possible on new items and setting options to boost the M1 development and help the Factory team, he was pleasantly surprised that he was already setting some positive lap times with the YAMALUBE RS4GP bike. He clocked a 1‘46.302s in Free Practice 1, which put him in 18th place in the morning results, 1.110s from first. With an hour of track time during the extra-long afternoon Practice session, the Briton was able to improve on his final run to an impressive 1‘44.709s. It earned him 16th place in the combined classification, 1.220s from the top.
YAMALUBE RS4GP Racing Team will continue their testing programme during the Saturday MotoGP sessions: FP2 will be held from 10:10 - 10:40 GMT + 9, followed by qualifying sessions from 10:50 - 11:30, and the Sprint that starts at 15:00.