30 April 2021 – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto – Spain
Romano at the end of the first two sessions of the free practice manages to reach the third position, whereas Adriàn is in twenty-first position.
In the free practice 1 Romano obtained the time of 1’46.716, throughout the 15 laps done. The morning session took place with a temperature of 17°C on the ground and this has influenced the choice of the tires, especially at the beginning.
Romano in the FP2, that began at 1.15 PM (GMT+2), succeeded to further improve his time and at the penultimate of the eleven laps done he obtained the time of 1’46.060. Our pilot has a gap from the leader of the combined ranking G. Rodrigo of 0.409 s. Romano did 3 runs, succeeding to obtain excellent times in the last three laps, which resulted to be around 1’46 low.
For what concerns Adriàn, in the morning session he did thirteen laps and he obtained as best lap the time of 1’47.340. In the free practice 2 he succeeded to improve his time by 0.484 s and with the time of 1’46.856 he has a gap from the leader of the combined ranking of 1.205 s. The weather forecasted for tomorrow seems to be good, thus for Adriàn there will be plenty of time to try to improve in the free practice 3 and so to hit the direct access to the Q2.
Here there are the statements of the protagonists of this first day of free practice on the circuit of Jerez.
Romano Fenati: “I am satisfied with the result obtained today, but we will still have to improve a little bit tomorrow to do a good qualifying, so that we could start ahead on Sunday.”
Adriàn Fernàndez: “Today was very difficult, because especially in the first session the conditions of the track were not good. The overall feeling with the bike is good and I am working very well with my team. Throughout the free practice 2 the conditions of the track got better and this allowed me to have a better feeling. The Q2 is at only 0.2 s, so tomorrow I will have the chance to make direct access to it.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The results of Romano in this first day of free practice offer confidence for the following appointments of the weekend. Now we must not give up to confirm progress for tomorrow as well. Adriàn has to continue to work with his team, because I am sure that he will solve his difficulties.”