Jake Dixon has a new addition to his Petronas squad after a change of crew chief saw Mark Woodage at the helm from the start of the German GP.
Having only one previous taste of the Sachsenring - from his rookie year in 2019 - the Brit used Friday’s practice sessions to re-familiarise himself with the tricky left-handed layout with his best lap - a 1’25.864 - placing his 26th in the combined times.
“I’ve only been here once before and this is my first time on a Kalex here, so today was all about gathering data and getting as many laps done as we could,” Dixon admitted from Germany on Friday afternoon.
“I have a new Crew Chief from this GP but I’m really happy with how we are all working together and I’m sure that we’re going to be able to work out a good plan for the rest of the weekend.
“If we can get our bike setup right tomorrow then I think anything is possible. Of course we’ll be trying our best to get into Q2, I was able to be there most of the time last year so I know it is possible.
“Although it might not look too spectacular at the minute, we just need to keep chipping away and it will come good.”