Round 07 Acerbis Czech Round 08 - 10 Jun
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The GRT Yamaha Official WSSP Team riders faced a challenging qualifying day in Brno today, working hard to put their 2018 YZF-R6s on the second row of the grid for tomorrow’s round seven of the FIM World Supersport Championship
race. Frenchman Lucas Mahias will start from fifth and teammate Federico Caricasulo will start from sixth. Fellow GRT rider Alfonso Coppola takes 15th.
2017 World Champion Mahias didn't enjoy the fastest of qualifying sessions, and worked hard with his team hunting for an extra edge to bring him closer to the front of the pack. The dropping grip wasn't so much of an issue for him, he was able to make small improvements, finally settling for 5th for tomorrow’s race.
Teammate Caricasulo enjoyed a similar Saturday to Mahias, pushing hard but finding it challenging to break in to the front row in Brno qualifying with his YZF-R6. Caricasulo and Mahias will work hard in the morning warm up to see if any further solutions can be found to improve their pace.
WSSP rookie Coppola continues to impress with a confident and calm approach to the 2018 World Supersport Championship. A good effort in SP1 saw him secure his 15th spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Kallio Yamaha’s Sandro Cortese took the top honours in qualifying to put Yamaha on pole position with an impressive 6/10ths of a second gap to second