Fantastic start to #BritishGP weekend for Augusto
Elf Marc VDS Racing Team riders fought for top spot in both Free Practice sessions on a cool and cloudy start to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today.
Augusto Fernandez immediately found a good feeling and fast rhythm on the track he won at back in 2019 and a lap of 2’05.027 put him in a comfortable second position behind Jorge Navarro this morning.
An early lap of 2’04.866, which secured him fourth place overall, allowed the 23-year-old to spend a large portion of FP2 working to fine-tune his base set-up ahead of Sunday’s 18-lap battle of Britain.
“I’ve enjoyed a positive first day here in Silverstone. We didn’t do a fast lap at the end of FP2 when a lot improved because I couldn’t take a step like I expected with the soft rear tyre. That is something clearly to work on to be better for tomorrow in qualifying but overall, it has been a good start and great to be back at this fantastic track.”