Day 2, Jerez - Saturday qualifying from a fans perspective
Posted on Apr 29, 2012 by George Penny
Day two of Jerez, qualifying! Brad was out in the morning session......WET!!!!
Too wet for us to be trackside, so we watched Brad from the comfort of a warm/dry building. Brad's session had not gone very well and he was having issues with his settings.
We popped in to see him in the box but he was engrossed in his data and we did not wish to detract him from his work.
The qualifying session was dry and this enabled us to be trackside. Trouble with being out at the far side of the circuit is that we could only monitor Brad's performance briefly as he sped by. He looked to be enjoying himself. ....see photos..... Brad stopped comming past and I assumed he was 'BOX' it was only after the session finished and we called at the pitbox that we discovered that Bradders had had a tumble and was not able to continue with the qualifying session.
Because it was dry and other riders were improving their times, Brad's best time was easily bettered and he finished the session down on the 5th row. It was prudent of us not to bother him at this time, and we are looking forward to seeing him in the morning where we shall, as always be shouting GO BRAD!!!.
Dave & Wes Booth