Productive learning for Kornfeil on opening day of San Marino GP

The WithU Motorsport rider completes the first two Free Practice sessions of the Round 3, improving his times from morning to afternoon.

 

WithU Motorsport and Jakub Kornfeil returned to work on Friday at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, with FP1 and FP2 at the San Marino Grand Prix. The Czech rider kept up the progression that he had shown in recent rounds, reducing his best time by more than a second from morning to afternoon. Finally, Kornfeil ended the day in 17th position overall.

In Free Practice 1, Jakub Kornfeil rode at the San Marino track on-board a MotoE for the first time. The Czech completed a total of 9 laps and his best time was a 1:47.340, which earned him 16th. The WithU Motorsport rider started the day looking for his strengths on the circuit and defining his setup for the weekend.

In the afternoon, Jakub Kornfeil put in his personal best of the day, a 1:46.006 over a second quicker than his morning time. The WithU Motorsport rider racked up 10 more laps, finishing the session in 17th place.

The third and final Free Practice session will take place tomorrow at 11:50 am, local time. The E-Pole session will get underway at 4:10 pm.

 

#84 Jakub Kornfeil
“During these 7 weeks of inactivity I have been training with big bikes, and when I got on the MotoE this morning it felt totally different. However, after two or three laps I remembered everything again, and on the final laps of FP1 I was already much faster and enjoyed myself a lot. In FP2 I improved my time by 1.3secs, so I am satisfied. Today we were a bit more conservative with our tyres. I’m very happy because I was able to push hard from the beginning. I saw that I am fast and that, even without running new tyres, I can be competitive. Tomorrow both the bike and I will be stronger. I want to thank the team, because I am enjoying riding a lot; although there is still a lot to improve, I feel positive.”