Free Practice 1 saw Petr Kopfstein quickest with a 58.088s time – which was the quickest of the day. Martin Sonka claimed first place in the latter session with a time of 58.600s.
It's a fast track; we remember this from previous years, you come through with a lot of energy and there's not much that slows you down. I like Budapest, the city's beautiful and I think most of the guys are excited to come here and race. Putting yourself in the final round in any race is what's required and it was a good race in Chiba and there are some good signs for us here in Budapest. But it's always a challenge because everyone is running so fast.