American riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May are ready for tomorrow’s two 21 lap races at the Assen circuit after qualifying their Team Hero EBR 1190RX machines in 26th and 27th respectively.
After the overnight studying of data, and a few minor tweaks both riders were able to lap considerably faster than on the opening day, with both riders finding more than 0.7s in the morning’s thankfully dry third free practice session.
With only the top 20 from the combined free practice classification making it into the Tissot-Superpole sessions, Aaron and Geoff have a few more ideas of things to try in the warm up session tomorrow, and with the added threat of rain falling at the time of the opening race both riders are prepared to give it their all on the ever improving EBR 1190RX machines.
Aaron Yates: “We had a solid day with a couple more dry sessions which was useful. I made some advancement with the suspension and the EBR1190RX is steering easier. I haven’t ridden in the rain so tomorrow may give us the chance to find out if it’s wet. Everyone is working hard and I feel we are the getting most that we can out of the bike right now. We will keep working.”
Geoff May: “We had some issues in last session but matched our time from FP3. We need to keep going in the direction we are going because the bike is starting to suit me. If it stays dry tomorrow I feel that I can battle with some guys and crack the top 20. I wish we were are where we are now on a Friday as I feel if we could we could be battling for points. We are always playing catch up but we will keep chipping away. Now I can push things can only get better.”