Tough opening day at #EstorilWorldSBK for Eugene
The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team today completed their FP1 and FP2 sessions at the final race weekend of the year at Estoril. Unfortunately, both BMW’s of Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty were unable to mount a challenge on the top 10 positions. Eugene Laverty struggled to get a good feeling with his S 1000 RR from FP1 and his times reflected this as he concluded FP2 in P18. (1’38.925) +2.039 seconds behind pace setter Scott Redding.
“It was tough today and time gap to the top was too much. I know that our bike does not suit the slow corners, so if you start to throw in these first gear corners we will struggle. Here in Estoril we are using first gear in five corners, so we must put our heads together tonight and see what we can do. We can definitely make a step forward tomorrow because we went the wrong way between the sessions, so we know where we can improve. It’s going to be a challenge but I don’t give up, we’ll sit to together with the engineers and try to push forward for tomorrow.”