After posting the 17th fastest time in today’s earlier free practice session, PTR Honda’s Matt Davies was full of confidence ahead of the first qualifying session at Assen.
With rain falling harder, Matt initially settled into a rhythm well inside the top fifteen and was on a personal improving lap when he slid off at turn 7.
The talented youngster was unharmed in the fall and made it back to the garage with the bike. The experience of his PTR Honda team showed as with 15 minutes of the session to go the young Aussie was back on track and immediately going faster.
Continuing to improve right until the end, Matt would eventually end up a provisional 20th on the grid for Sunday’s race.
With better weather scheduled tomorrow, Matt is looking forward to getting some dry laps and to improving his starting position tomorrow.
Free Practice: 1.54.534 (17th), Qualifying 1: 2.08.660 (20th)