13 August 2021 – Red Bull Ring – Spielberg – Austria
At twelve minutes from the end of the free practice 2, a strong rainstorm and a hailstorm interrupted the session earlier, preventing most of the pilots to do their time attack. At the beginning of the day the good weather conditions made us hope for a good weather throughout the day. Indeed the FP1 took place with ideal temperatures and without rain.
Romano, at the end of the eighteen laps, obtained the time of 1’36.320, with which he results to be in. second position in the combined ranking. 0.105 s is the gap of our pilot from the leader of the combined ranking D. Binder. Throughout the second session Romano focused on some aspects of the setup of his Husqvarna and, when he was improving his time, he had to go back to the pit due to the rain.
The wet track in the last minutes, prevented also to Adriàn to improve his time. Throughout the morning session our pilot obtained the time of 1’37.229, after he completed eighteen laps. With this time Adriàn results to be in twentieth position in the combined ranking, with a gap of 1.014 s.
You will find below the comments of the protagonists of this first day of free practice of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Romano Fenati: “At the end of this first day I am quite satisfied. Throughout the morning session we have been very fast, whereas in the afternoon we focused on some modifications to the setup of the bike. The path that we followed did not satisfied me, but this allowed us to understand the which direction to take to obtain an optimal setup. It will be important to be ready for the qualifying.”
Adriàn Fernàndez: “The first day of the second weekend on this circuit was quite difficult. I did not have a good feeling today with my bike, especially at the beginning but yet in the FP2 it improved. The major problem was that we could not do the time attack, because of the rain. Tomorrow will be better.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “We started well the weekend with Romano, even if the rain has changed a little bit the working plan, preventing the pilots to improve the times sealed in the morning session. Adriàn encountered some difficulties, but I am sure that with the help of his Team he will improve.”