Success From Good Teamwork
Courtesy of one of our best clients, I spent the day watching how a well-drilled Moto 2 team tackle qualification day. The team in question is around 30 years old and was created by a former 250cc champion, Sito Pons. Good teamwork was an essential element of the day.
The team is comprised of two riders, Augusto Fernandez and Lorenzo Baldassarri. At the start of the weekend, they held 4th and 5th places in the championship respectively. Each rider has their own team on ‘their side of the garage’. The teams are made up of a Crew Chief and two Mechanics. Each team reports to a Team Manager and Team Owner.
Performance monitoring is key; data from the bikes is studied closely all the way through each Free Practice session. Added to the data being monitored, communication from the rider is essential when chasing that ethereal target ‘feel’. After each session, the mechanics spring into action changing tyres, gearing and suspension settings. In addition, in the case of Augusto’s bike, mechanics also change both front brake disc rotors.
During Free Practice the atmosphere is focussed but fairly relaxed. Corporate sponsors and other guests are welcome in the back of the garage. Come qualification, the change in atmosphere is tangible. Still well-drilled and professional but now with an extra sense of purpose. The next 15 minutes will define grid position on race day. The two teammates have matched one another through free practice, both well inside the top ten. As a result, they both progress straight to Qualification 2.
By the end of the session, Augusto has secured third place on the grid, while Lorenzo is further back. The team are happy with Augusto’s performance and the team head for ‘Parc Ferme’ to celebrate. However, the mechanics associated with Lorenzo’s machine do not rest. They stay in the garage making sure team equipment and data stays secure and start working on the bike. Again, a motivated, well-drilled team focussed on the next set of challenges!
Come race day all that effort combined with monumental levels of skill and teamwork translate into a race win. With Alex Marquez crashing out, that means Augusto takes second position in the championship.
- How well organised is your team?
- Does each individual in your team understand their Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities?
- How effective is communication within your team?
- Does everybody understand what data needs to be monitored and analysed?
- Do you look after your key data?
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