Tech3 Racing’s Remy Gardner started the second day of action at the MotorLand Aragón circuit with a positive FP3 before he showed a brave performance during Qualifying to go 0.814 seconds faster than in yesterday’s afternoon session. The fast Australian eventually ended up in P20 and has to tackle the 14thround of the 2018 season from the seventh row of the grid, while Bo Bendsneyder ended up six positions behind his team mate. The Moto2 rookie did a strong third Free Practice this morning, where he lowered his Friday’s best time significantly by 0.689 seconds to finish less than one second behind the top. In Qualifying the Dutch rider ran out of fresh tyres but is optimistic for tomorrow’s 21 laps race at 12.20 local time.
Position:20th- Time: 1’54.202 - Laps: 15
“We’ve been struggling all weekend here. It’s a track we just don’t get on really well, we knew from last year. I did my best time here today, but it wasn’t enough. I definitely had the feeling to do even more here, especially on the first laps with the MotoGP rubber on the ground, but some riders need to think a bit more and not doing thoughtlessly passes on the first lap. Unfortunately, I couldn’t improve on the last exit, anyway, it’s clearly not the starting position we want but we’ll work hard for tomorrow and during the Warm Up to have a decent race.”
Position: 26th- Time: 1’54.720- Laps: 17
“Overall, I’m not happy with my Qualifying. This morning we put a new tyre and we expected that we can do the lap time on the first exit, but finally people showed that it can also be done on the last exit, but we didn’t have tyres anymore. It was really hard, but I think our pace is not so bad. My feeling is quite good. We still need to improve some small things in the front but I’m looking forward to the race and will try to keep my pace.”