"Today was a really positive first day in COTA with both riders, in FP1 as well as FP2. We started where we ended things in Argentina, set-up wise, and we saw that the riders were quite comfortable, and this gave us the opportunity to calmly work and make further improvements in FP2. There are still areas where both riders would like to improve, but for a first day we are quite satisfied. Considering the weather forecast for tomorrow, having both Maverick and Vale in the top-10 is very good. We will now prepare some bike adjustments for tomorrow's FP3, hoping that it will be dry. Otherwise, we will try to be ready to adapt the bikes to the wet conditions and start from there."