He finishes 26th after the first two free practice sessions.
Activity has returned to the Baiko Racing Team. And it has returned in a very special way. A wild card for Gerard Riu has allowed us to return to the Motorcycling World Cup and do so on such special track as Motorland. An opportunity that allows the Catalonia rider to size himself up against the best Moto3 riders, and to see first-hand how it is to be in such an equalised and demanding category like this.
Today’s session, focussed of the two first stages of free practice, has served as an initial contact with the track. The first session of the day has been a way of finding himself with his KTM after nearly two months far from competition. He finished 27th and obtained some interesting conclusions before FP2. And here is where we have seen one step forward for Riu. He has improved his chrono of the morning and in some phases he has lapped near the points area, but in the last section he did not achieve the fastest lap which would have allowed corroborating his good conditions.
Tomorrow will be the turn for FP3 and the official timing. Two key sessions to find the adequate setting and searching for being in the top20 of the starting grid on Sunday in Alcañiz.
Gerard Riu 26º (2:00.129): “It has been a day for learning after two months without getting on a bike. It took me a little to get started, but in FP2 I found better rhythm and good sensations. We have worked very well, in positions near 15th, but I could not do the fastest lap. In other words, I am optimistic for the weekend.