David Muñoz will start tenth and led FP3 in his first time at this circuit
BOÉ Motorsports continues to prove itself as one of the strongest teams in the Moto3 World Championship. The Spanish team has been one of the most outstanding of the weekend since the first free practice sessions.
David Muñoz is racing at this circuit for the first time and, despite not knowing the track, on Friday he improved his time from FP1 to FP2 by more than a second and was the third fastest rider of the day with a fastest lap of 2:12.614.
In FP3 Muñoz continued to surprise and took first place in this session with a time of 2:12.418, a result that allowed him to move directly into Q2.
For her part, Ana Carrasco suffered a little more in free practice and could not make it through to Q2, but the most positive part was shown in Q1, where the rider from Murcia managed to make a clear step forward with a best time of 2:14.031, two seconds better than her fastest lap in free practice. With this time, Carrasco was fourteenth in this first qualifying session and will start tomorrow’s race from twenty-eighth position.
In Q2, David Muñoz was again at the front and managed to continue improving his good lap times from free practice. The Andalusian rider was able to improve and set his best lap of the weekend in 2:12.051, a time that will allow him to start tomorrow from tenth position.
David Muñoz:“So far the weekend is going quite well. We are going from less to more, on Friday I was quite fast and we were able to finish the day in third position. Today we started with the same desire as yesterday and we managed to be first in FP3. In Q2 we finally finished tenth, I think it’s a good position, there was something else missing, but it’s good. We fought to the maximum, let’s hope that tomorrow we can have a good race and that we can fight for the front positions”.
Ana Carrasco: “It hasn’t been an easy weekend, the truth is that in FP1 I had a good feeling but from then on I struggled to improve. FP2 and FP3 were difficult because I was improving in parts of the circuit but I couldn’t put it all together and we were quite stagnant. Today in Q1 I was able to make a good step forward and I had a better feeling, we will keep working tomorrow to make another step forward in the race and be able to fight for a good result”.
Tomorrow, Sunday 23rd October, the Moto3 race will start at six o’clock in the morning in Spain, while in Malaysia the start will be at twelve o’clock.