Hector Garzo produced a master class performance today in the wet German GP qualifying to seize 5th position on the grid despite having never ridden at the Sachsenring track before this weekend. Garzo, who is filling in for the injured Xavi Vierge, impressively powered to a lap time which leaves him on the second row and amongst vastly experienced Grand Prix winners. The young Spaniard seeks to show his talent tomorrow as confidently awaits his first Moto2 World Championship race.
Meanwhile, Remy Gardner continued his positive streak by qualifying 14th for the round 9 battle at the tight and twisting track. The young Australian resolutely fought against the challenging track conditions and sped over the finish line on his last lap to finish under a second back from the second row. Tomorrow he aims to muscle his way into a strong point scoring position in the highly competitive intermediate class sprint.
Position: 5th - Time: 1'32.747 - Laps: 23
“I am really happy with the result and it is like a dream for me at my first Grand Prix. The session was very challenging because of the weather, but the Tech3 team gave me a strong bike for the wet conditions. Lap by lap I felt better and I made a good reference with Franco Morbidelli as I tried to leave a space to him and then catch him up. The end result is 5th on the grid, which is fantastic, so many thanks to the Tech3 Racing Team and to all of the people around me."
Position: 14th - Time: 1'33.724 - Laps: 21
“It was a strange day with regards to the weather but my qualifying result is decent so I think that we can be confident for the race tomorrow. At the beginning of the day, FP3 went well and I was quick in the dry, which was certainly positive. However, then qualifying started and the asphalt was drying, but it looked like a lot of rain was coming so everyone rushed out onto the track. Then the weather turned but in the end, every rider went faster even in the worse conditions, plus there was so much grip in the wet and it was unbelievable. I made it over the line with a second to spare, which was good because in the following lap I set my quickest time. Throughout the practice, I got more and more confident but I definitely think that I could have cut around half a second or more from my personal best. It’s not the greatest grid position but I am content and I think we can do a good job in the dry tomorrow so let’s see what happens. Also, I must say congratulations to Hector."