During a very hot Qualifying session, Bo Bendsneyder secured himself a spot in the first six rows for the Czech Grand Prix, which is set to start tomorrow at 12.20 local time. Thereby, the Moto2 rookie showed some great progress in bettering his best lap from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon by 2.114 seconds and finding a decent feeling aboard the Mistral 610 of the Tech3 Racing squad.
Meanwhile, Remy Gardner started the second day of action at the Automotodrom Brno with a strong improvement. The Australian lowered his personal best by incredible 2.756 seconds in the last minutes of FP3 and repeated this performance in Qualifying, which lead to a 19thplace start for tomorrows’ tenth round of the 2018 Moto2 World Championship.
Position: 18th - Time: 2’03.235 - Laps: 14
“I’m happy about the Qualifying. Still I want a little bit more, but anyway, I’m satisfied. In the last three races it was quite difficult in Qualifying. In Warm Up we could show the pace we had in the race, but we destroyed the race before with the timed practice. Finally, here we were able to set a good lap time, but it was tough because it’s so hot. Therefore, you have to do the fast lap in the beginning of the session when the bike is still cold and when you have the extra grip from the MotoGP riders. Already this morning we had a good pace and now we showed that we can also qualify well.”
Position: 19th - Time: 2’03.273 - Laps: 14
“It has been a difficult Qualifying. On my fastest lap I got held up by some slower riders who were on the line, which was pretty disappointing. We had some struggles with the setup, especially from the moment when the tyre had three laps on, so we need to find a solution for tomorrow, if we want to have a good race. We will go on to solve this”