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MotoGP, Morbidelli: "Being in Q2 at Le Mans for me is not a trivial thing"

"I wanted to regain confidence quickly, without setting goals for myself after the Portimao crash and the last few seasons. As of today, I'll take whatever is coming."

MotoGP: Morbidelli:

In small steps Franco Morbidelli is increasingly tailoring the Ducati. On Friday at Le Mans, the Pramac rider in fact managed to secure direct access to Q2, getting the eighth time ahead of Bezzecchi.

A result that gives morale and confidence in view of the continuation of the weekend, where the number 21 wants to get closer to the top positions.

"I think it was a good Friday - he began - it was important to adapt immediately to the new bike and the track. Since this morning we did a good job with the tires, and in the afternoon we made a good dry lap. For me this is not a trivial thing, since I was never incisive in the time attack, so I consider this lap that gave us the top ten important."

How did you get on with the tires?
"This afternoon, with the first set of tires, I didn't find myself well, although this morning I was competitive with the used tires. I had done 1'32"0 with the medium used tire and the pace was very good despite the fact that the others had used the new one."

What should we expect for Saturday? Do you sense some concern?
"Tomorrow we will have to do a good job both in qualifying and in the sprint. We are worried just enough about everything. The tires? Today the soft was pretty consistent, it lasted a lot and gave me confidence, as well as all the other riders."

Despite the bad crash in Portugal, you are trying to burn out.
"I'm happy with the speed we have. Personally, I never made plans because of the situation I was in following the Portimao crash and the lack of confidence I had last season. I wanted to get my confidence back quickly and then see, without setting goals for myself. What is coming is very positive, we take it and move forward to improve even more."

 

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