Second test day full of work in Qatar
With improved conditions at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday with less wind, Tom Lüthi was again able to work a lot on his setup in view of the upcoming first race weekend.
Tom Lüthi, who finished the Jerez test last week as the fastest, has not yet reached where he wants to go on the 5.4-kilometre circuit in Qatar with his speed. The Swiss rider again started the first session of the day with his best time and was similarly strong in the second session, but was unable to improve on it afterwards and remained in 15th place in the overall standings with a 1:59.600. The further available test day is therefore more than welcome and helps to stay calm.
On Sunday, the third and final day of testing awaits the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team before the 2020 racing season finally gets underway next week in Doha.
Tom Lüthi Test day 2: 1:59.600 (+0.945) - 49 laps - P15
The second day was still not much better for me. We tried a lot, but something just doesn’t feel right yet. Unfortunately we still haven't found the speed I was hoping for, but we also rode a lot with old tyres. Nevertheless, I just feel that the overall package with the tyres and the set-up does not yet fit perfectly. Of course we will use tomorrow's three sessions as much as possible, so I'm not nervous or worried yet.
IRTA Qatar Test - Combined times - Day 2:
1. Jorge MARTIN / SPA / KALEX - 1:58.655
2. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX - 1:58.985 (+0.330)
3. Nicolo BULEGA / ITA / KALEX - 1:59.062 (+0.407)
6. Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX - 1:59.206 (0.551)
15. Tom LÜTHI / SWI / KALEX - 1:59.600 (+0.945)