“I think the new surface is much better, we are riding much faster. The bumps are nearly all gone. There are just a couple in the last sector, but the rest of the track is really good. I had a small issue with the front tyre in FP1, which resulted in a crash, but we understood it pretty fast, so the problem is now solved. We need to keep working on the electronics to make them more consistent. Getting on the front row tomorrow in qualifying will be very important, so I expect to be close to it and start the race from one of those front places.”