After a positive day yesterday, Team Hero EBR have qualified for tomorrow’s two 16 lap encounters at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur.
Improving in both sessions yesterday, Geoff suffered a small technical problem this morning which prevented any further improvement today, leaving him 26th on the grid.
Aaron recovered from a small crash in FP2 to complete FP3 which was held in extremely humid conditions at the fast flowing Malaysian track. He will start both races from 27th on the grid.
Looking ahead to the races tomorrow, both riders are excited to be making their Malaysian race debut with their EBR1190RX machines, which has received a lot of interest from local fans throughout the weekend so far.
Geoff May: “Things were going good until the problem but we have found a new setting with the rear shock with positive results so we can be positive moving forward.”
Aaron Yates: “We are doing the best we can. We need to keep working at improving the grip level and to find a consistent pace but we have a comfortable setting despite me missing all of FP2 after tucking the front. It’s frustrating to be down a little on speed but nevertheless I am enjoying riding here. It has always been one of my favourites since I first rode here in 2001 and I’ll be giving it my all in the races tomorrow.”
Race 1 is scheduled to take place at 1330 local time tomorrow, with the second race due to start at 1630.