As expected the second day of action at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli was conducted in sunny and warm conditions with MotoGP riders fine-tuning their bikes for dry conditions after yesterday’s wet outing. It was an intense day for Stefan Bradl and his crew as the German had to ride his RCV through Q1 finishing 10th overall in Q2 after a small crash in his fastest lap (1’33.995).
Stefan: “Busy day for us today. In the morning free session I could not find my pace and we probably made too many changes on the bike since yesterday. So I was not able to get my personal pace. So we had to go through Q1, which was also a bit tricky, and finally we managed to go to Q2. Unfortunately I suffered a small crash in a slow corner in my flying lap but I think it does not make any difference. We could have been a bit faster for sure and qualify in 5th or 6th position but I am not worried about the 10th place on the grid. I am pretty satisfied about our race pace as we saw in free practice 4 and this is very important for tomorrow’s 28 laps race”.