The WithU Motorsport rider takes a step forward and improves his best time from last weekend by almost half a second.
Just five days after the first race of the 2020 MotoE World Cup, the competition returned with the first Free Practice sessions for the Andalucia GP. Jakub Kornfeil and WithU Motorsport were able to find the same good feeling they had last weekend and continued to take steps forward at the Spanish track.
In the morning, the Czech rider set his best time to date on a MotoE bike, on his fourth lap of his first run – a 1:50.298. A motivated Kornfeil completed a total of 9 laps in Free Practice 1.
As happened one week ago, the WithU Motorsport rider was one of the few to improve his times in the afternoon session. FP2 was halted briefly by a red flag midway through, and Kornfeil would further lower his best lap to a 1:50.188 despite the extreme heat at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit.
Kornfeil finished the first day of the Andalucia GP in 18th place, and tomorrow he will have another 30 minutes of Free Practice in the morning before the E-Pole session. The grid-deciding session will get underway at 4:05pm CEST.
#84 JAKUB KORNFEIL
“I felt very good today. These few days off have helped me to process everything, and this morning I was already able to go almost half a second faster than my time from last Sunday in the race. In FP2 it was a little more difficult since it was 63 degrees on track and very windy. We were able to understand the performance of the tyres, which do not have much grip at high temperatures and meant we all encountered some difficulties. However, I was able to lower my times another tenth.
Overall, I’m very happy with how this first day went. I’m taking steps forward and I’m able to follow the fastest riders. We have modified some aspects of the setup that allow us to ride more stably. We still have room for improvement, especially with our cornering speed, so tomorrow I will focus on continuing to set fast laps and preparing thoroughly for the afternoon E-Pole session.”