Yamaha’s Riders Focus on Best Set-up of Second Day of the 2022 ARRC Pre-Season Test
The second day of the pre-season test of the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship (2022 ARRC) at the Buriram Circuit, Thailand, Wednesday (23 March 2022) was used by the Yamaha Racing Indonesia (YRI) team to find the best set-up. They do not only focus on increasing the time record, but no less important is step-by-step increasing the best-time in each track sector or creating a competitive race pace.
Various options on adjustment of suspension, electronic devices and others were carried out and then evaluated together with mechanics to find the best setup. This will be used in the inaugural series of 2022 ARRC which will take place at the same track, this weekend (25-27 November 2022).
Galang Hendra Pratama, who is focused on the Super Sports 600cc (SS600) class, admitted that he is trying to increase his experiences in connection with the adaptation with different tire performance. That is when compared to the previous 2 years when he had the WorldSSP world racing competition (2020-2021). To be sure, there is progress increasing time significantly. It was proven in the 5th free practice (FP5) that he recorded a best time of 1 minute 39.740 seconds and he was in 6th position. When the FP4 session in the morning he still recorded a time of 1 minute 40,055 seconds.
“Today's result was quite positive for me and the team, there was a lot of improvement in the best setup from session to session and getting a good feeling. With the results I got from FP 1 to FP5, I'm Ready to Race!," said Galang Hendra Pratama.
The competition for record times in the SS600 category is indeed very tight because the top positions to the top 8 are in the range of 1 minute 39 seconds. His teammate M. Faerozi was in the top 10 with a time of 1 minute 40.477 seconds in the 4th free practice (FP4) and 1 minute 40.772 in the 5th free practice (FP5). There are still many opportunities to take advantage of the potential that exists in the Yamaha YZF-R6 bike race.
“Today I have done FP4 & FP5, thank God I got better results than the previous FP and step-by-step I will try to be better than some setups such as Suspension line and character of Yamaha YZF R6. Approaching round 1 this week, I stay focus, enjoy and continue to collect a lot of data to prepare for FP, QP and Race,” said M. Faerozi Toreqotullah.
The same thing also happened to the duet riders in the Asia Production 250 (AP250) class, Anggi Setiawan and Aldi Satya Mahendra, who certainly ride the Yamaha YZF-R25. The rookie Aldi Satya Mehendra in FP5 recorded a time of 1 minute 54.539 seconds and he was in 10th place.
The better result when FP4 was achieved by this 15-year-old rider from Yogyakarta, namely 1 minute 53.850 seconds and he was in 6th place.
"The results of the first day of Preseason and the second day of FP4 and FP5, thank God I got a pretty good result, I was able to record a time of 1 minute 53 seconds, I kept trying to get the good setup as I wanted. In this week's race, I will try to achieve my target," said Aldi Satya Mahendra.
Meanwhile, Anggi Setiawan, a rider from Palu in PF4 he recorded a time of 1 minute 54.288 seconds in 9th position and in FP5 he recorded a time of 1 minute 54.279 seconds and he was in 8th position.
"Today, thank God, I got the settings I wanted. In FP4 my time was still not good enough because I focused on the best Suspension settings and in FP5 I got a lot of input from the discussions with the team and I tried to simulate a 10-lap race to get a good feeling. I will try my best to get brilliant results,” said Anggi Setiawan.
These two days of pre-season training are used as a means for the Yamaha Racing Indonesia (YRI) team’s four riders to seek and find the best set-up to be applied in the free practice (FP) of the first round of 2022 ARRC Buriram, next Friday (25 March 2022).
We ask for support and prayers from the Indonesian people so that the struggle of the Yamaha Racing Indonesia team can reach the podium and the Red and White flag are flying in the international racing arena.
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