Last Sunday, in the circuit of Jerez, began the Spanish Speed Championships.
Elena Rosell remains in the category of StockExtreme riding the new Kawasaki ZX10R. The Valencia circuit on Thursday came with a great desire to start the season. Beginning Friday practice with many modifications to your bike, changes did not reach the targets set by the team Kawasaki Palmeto, so in the second free they returned to change the setting of the bike, consiguendo thus the pilot began to roll faster than even the test made in the pre-season.
“We are making progress and that's important, we will make some small changes to the bike over and wait for Saturday”, comentaba la piloto al finalizar la jornada del viernes.
On Saturday, in the first timed shooting in 1'45”, That placed it among the top ten, but the pilot did not quite feel comfortable and fit qualifying tire was relegated to thirteenth place. In the second timed a strong wind began to blow on the Jerez track, something complicated time improving. Elena managed to keep and finish ninth, finally putting it in the thirteenth place on the grid.
Arrived on Sunday and nerves were noted. Already on grill Valencia swam to one of his greatest difficulties with ZX10R, output. The lights went off and the pilot performed a good start, Seeking the gap but was closed, yet he managed to save around and placed in good position. In the early laps was gathering pace until a fright he lost four seconds. Again concentrate on the race and placed in eighth place. On the last lap had a chance to cross the finish line seventh, but it was not possible.
After the race Elena explained:
“She was worried about the output, although the test I have practiced a lot, in my head was the bad memories of last season departures, I knew I had pace to be among the top ten and not fail out was key, I'm happy because today I have gone well. It was a tough race and very tired on the bike, la Kawa se mueve muchísimo. Cuando he llegado al parque cerrado los brazos no eran mios, but it was worth, in race have equaled the best result last year, It was a good result, thank the team work and support that people show me. Now think about Alcaniz”
Great weekend for Elena, general octave, but second on private computers. Clearly, This must be your year…
Pblicado the 22/04/2011
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Photo: Joan Belly