The qualifying session for the German Grand Prix was very positive for the Spanish team with fifth place in Q2 for David Muñoz and seventh in Q1 for Ana Carrasco
The German Grand Prix is underway and BOÉ Motorsports is one of the teams in contention for victory in tomorrow’s race. This weekend David Muñoz is back on track after his recovery period following the injury he suffered at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Muñoz, after missing the races at Jerez, Le Mans and Mugello is back and has already shown that he continues to be one of the fastest riders in the class. Despite the changeable and difficult weather conditions on Friday and rain in the first practice on Saturday, Muñoz was able to set the fastest time in Q1 with a lap of 1:27.429. With the good pace of this session, in Q2 the Andalusian rider, in a single attempt, was able to beat this time with a lap in 1:26.648, which allowed him to be the fifth fastest rider of the day in Moto3.
For her part, Ana Carrasco was competitive and gradually improved from the first practice sessions on Friday. Carrasco, together with the team, got a good set-up that allowed her to do one of her best qualifying sessions with a solid seventh position in Q1 with a time of 1:28.088, so she will start tomorrow’s race from twenty-first place.
David Muñoz: “We started the weekend quite well. Yesterday I had a good feeling on the first day after missing two GP’s. Today in Practice 3 because of the rain we waited to run the last ten minutes and I think it was the right option as I am coming back from injury and we didn’t have to risk so much. We had a good Q1 and in Q2 I went out on the tyre from the first round of Q1, and that tyre didn’t have any grip from behind, so we went in and put a new tyre on, we had to go for it on one lap, which wasn’t the strategy we had planned. I think we did the job we had to do and I’m happy about that! For tomorrow we have things clear and, although it will be difficult, we will go out to fight”.
Ana Carrasco: “It hasn’t been an easy weekend because the weather has been very changeable and we’ve hardly had time to ride in the dry. That’s why I’m very happy with the step we took today, even though we didn’t ride much in the dry the bike set-up worked very well and I was able to improve a lot on yesterday’s time. I’m happy and confident that I can have a good race tomorrow, so let’s go for it!”
Tomorrow, as usual in European time, the Moto3 race of the German Grand Prix will start at eleven o’clock in the morning.