End of qualifications practice for GMT94 Yamaha

7 September 2019

Portimao - Portugal

Race resume

The week-end was going well, until this difficult QP. Jules Cluzel started the session with a one stop strategy, but has been often blocked in the traffic. His ideal time showed a 1’44, which would allow him to be on the front row. He ended 8th.

Corentin Perolari had a technical problem during his first fast lap. The engine issue forced the French rider to stop. He will start the race in P14.

Jules Cluzel : “I’m really disappointed of this session. We were able to do a better QP. Free practices went well, tomorrow is another day, we are aiming for a podium, so we will need to do a strong race.”

Corentin Perolari : “I’ve never been as fast as this morning on Portimao circuit. I had some expectations for the qualifications, unfortunately we had an engine issue. I have a good pace, I think I can do a nice race tomorrow.”

And more

It was a troubled weekend for the World Superbike Championship. The resurfaced track offered no respite for the tires, which were in dire straits across all brands. The Australian championship races were shortened to 11 laps due to tyre rips of all brands. World Superbike was no exception, and race management decided that competitors would complete no more than 11 laps by implementing the “flag to flag” procedure. This procedure […]

Read more >

The GMT94 Yamaha riders had high hopes for Saturday’s race at Phillip Island (Australia). Lucas Mahias (Yamaha R6) and Philipp Öttl (Yamaha R1) gave their all for their first race in 2024, but were not rewarded. After a good qualifying session in Supersport, Lucas Mahias was in the best possible shape for Race 1. The French rider immediately showed his ambitions by finishing 3rd on the first lap. After several […]

Read more >
More partners