Following a very strong morning session where Tech3 Racing rider Remy Gardner topped the practice momentarily, the pace of the entire Moto2 World Championship field raised enormously during Qualifying. Thereby the young Australian lowered his time significantly as well, but eventually missed out on the top by 0.811 seconds.
In the meantime, Bo Bendsneyder did some solid work as well, going nearly one second faster in FP3 than in the first session on Friday morning. The Dutch rookie concluded Qualifying just 0.072 seconds behind his teammate. Both, Gardner and Bendsneyder will have to attack on Sunday at 12.20 local time from the sixth and the seventh row of the grid, respectively.
Position: 20th - Time: 1’24.598 - Laps: 19
“Like everyone we’ve improved from FP3, but it was not enough. I tried, it was really difficult, but I think our race pace is not too bad. It’s a pity we have to start in 20th, so we need a bit of luck to get through the first couple of laps safely and make a good race after this strong weekend. I was missing a bit of everything. The whole pace was faster, so I can’t really point on something special.”
Position: 21st - Time: 1’24.670 - Laps: 23
“I think finally the lap time we made was similar to our target, but we didn’t expect, that the guys in front make this huge step. But the lap time combined with our pace was quite satisfying. 21stplace is not ideal, but we are happy with the time and look forward to tomorrow. Hopefully we can have a great start and do decent race. Obviously, it will be hard because we have many laps to master, especially if it’s hot like today. It won’t be easy physically and also with the tyres, so we need to be focused on the race. Let’s see what we can do.”