BOÉ Motorsports had a very positive Saturday: Joel Kelso was second and very close to pole position, while David Muñoz will start from thirteenth position in the race

BOÉ Motorsports continues to be in great form and is proving it at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Spanish team continues to prove itself as one of the leading teams and, for the second race in a row, both David Muñoz and Joel Kelso qualified directly for Q2.

Despite the fact that in the first free practice session the Moto3 riders were unable to ride due to bad track conditions, in the following session Joel Kelso showed right from the start that he was going to be one of the riders to beat this weekend: he was second fastest and was just 37 thousandths of a second off the top spot.

Meanwhile, David Muñoz, who started with some problems, was able to make a step forward in practice 2 today with a positive eleventh position, a session that was led by Joel Kelso with a best time of 1:47.175.

In Q2, Kelso was once again in the spotlight. From the beginning, he was one of the leaders, but in the second outing he was at his best: the Australian rider set a best lap of 1:46.438, a time that gave him the provisional pole position and the circuit record. However, at the last minute José Antonio Rueda improved Kelso’s time by only 59 thousandths of a second. David Muñoz was the thirteenth fastest of the day with a best time of 1:47.394.

Joel Kelso:“I am super happy, I have to thank the team because we are doing a great job. It was a pity not to take pole, but the front row is very good for tomorrow, also considering that we were strong in the long run. I feel very good and this result gives me a lot of confidence”.

David Muñoz:“It’s been a difficult weekend. We are not finding the best set-up. I have to adapt the bike more to my riding style and it’s been a bit difficult. Right now we are a step behind the leading riders, but I feel good, with strength and with the desire to give everything. Tomorrow we have to improve to find a good set-up, I will give everything I have. I think we will have a group race and we will be able to fight”.

Tomorrow’s Moto3 race in Portimão will start at 12 o’clock in Spain and at 11:00 at the Portuguese circuit.

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