First practice sessions in Qatar: the season is on

Tom Lüthi and the SAG Team kicked off the season at the Losail International Circuit in the first two free practice sessions of the inaugural Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar.

Tom Lüthi finished the first day with a positive balance after finding improvements that allowed him to have a better feeling with the front tire of his bike. The Swiss rider finished FP2 with the thirteenth fastest time (1'59.809).

Tom Lüthi (13. / +0.850)

First day of 2021 championship is over and it’s very positive for us. We could do a step forward specially with the feeling of the front tire. Big thanks to the team. They have done a very good job. In the FP1 we were struggling a lot and the conditions were quite difficult but it was the same for everybody. We have lost too much time. In FP2, with better conditions and with a different setup of the bike I could find a much better feeling. Now, I really feel that there’s room to go. I think we still can do steps forward. This gives us a really good perspective. I’m looking forward for the weekend. Let’s see what the conditions are tomorrow in FP3, if we can improve the lap time or not. The focus overall is just in the night sessions because times are faster for everybody. Let’s keep on working. We are on the right way and this is the important thing.

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