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Friday’s Words & Pictures #AragonRound

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Jonathan Rea #65 – Kawasaki Racing Team
Combined Free Practice 1 and 2 – 1st

“This is the first event that we have to all use the new electronics so we had a few things to sort out. We have made a good step and surely we will try something more in the third free practice session. We are looking quite good and I think that if we have a good feeling in the Tissot-Superpole then for sure I will push for the best placement on the grid. It would be nice to get three pole positions in a row but our focus has to be the two races, which I still expect to be really close.”

Tom Sykes #66 – Kawasaki Racing Team
Combined Free Practice 1 and 2 – 2nd

“Today was not my best day to be honest. I woke up this morning at 5am and I immediately realised something was not right. Despite this we worked really hard and we knew we could have been fast given our previous tests here. We are definitely heading in the right direction with the bike. I wasn’t able to get down to business properly but the results are encouraging anyway. All I wish now is to drink a good cup of tea and an early night. Hopefully I’m feeling better tomorrow.”

Chaz Davies #7 – Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team
Combined Free Practice 1 and 2 – 3rd

“This morning went well and I felt that I could lap fast but then this afternoon the conditions changed and I didn’t really get the feedback that I want from the bike here at Aragón. I know I can go faster, it’s just a case of finding the right setting, we’re not there yet although it’s doesn’t look bad on paper. We still have work to do, but overall it’s been a positive day. We’ll take a good look at the data this evening and then tomorrow try to develop some of the ideas we’ve got. I’m confident that we can do more.”