September 25, 2018
Hendra Improves for Race but Faces DifficultiesThe Yamaha Pata | Semakin di Depan | Biblion Motoxracing Team's Galang Hendra Pratama struggled to find a good set up during free practice, but the young Indonesian rider found some improvement ahead of qualifying to significantly improve on is lap time and to claim 15th position on the grid, just 0.7s off pole position. The Indonesian youngster was battling for a points scoring finish as the race drew to a close, but was forced to retire with an electrical problem just three laps from the end. Comments
Galand Hendra Pratama (DNF)
"In free practice I didn't have a good feeling with the bike, but together with the team I managed to make a step ahead of qualifying and I had a better feeling in Superpole, improving my lap by almost two seconds and ending the session just 0.7s from pole. This gave me some confidence ahead of the race. From the start I made up a lot of places to get into the top group and I was able to match their pace until I had a technical problem and was forced to retire. Now I'm looking forward to the final race in Magny-Cours, where I hope to finish the season with a good result."