David Muñoz and Vicente Pérez have gone straight through to Q2 with a great performance, in fact, David led both Friday’s practices. Finally, Pérez will start tenth and Muñoz fifteenth tomorrow
The Australian Grand Prix practice sessions have been really positive for BOÉ Motorsports. The team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé arrived in Australia with David Muñoz and Vicente Pérez, who replaces Ana Carrasco during this Grand Prix, and both have shown a great performance since the first practices.
On Friday BOÉ Motorsports was the leading team in Moto3 with David Muñoz. The Andalusian rider was the fastest in both the first and second practice and his best time was 1:36.791. In addition, Vicente Pérez achieved the fifteenth fastest time in the combined qualifying, just one place behind the access to Q2.
In this sense, both BOÉ Motorsports riders started Saturday very motivated. After the third practice of the weekend, David Muñoz confirmed his good feeling with a fifth position in the combined qualifying, while Pérez improved one position compared to Friday, qualifying directly for Q2.
In this qualifying session, with more complicated conditions, Vicente Pérez was able to qualify in tenth place with a best time of 1:37.293, while Muñoz managed a best lap of 1:37.513 which will allow him to start tomorrow’s race in fifteenth position, a race in which David will have to complete a double long lap penalty.
Vicente Pérez: “I’m very happy. It’s been a weekend from less to more, in a very short time we’ve worked very well, we’ve had a very good base of the bike with which we’ve improved a lot in each session. I’m not entirely happy because I think I had a bit more for Q2 and I could have got a better time, but well, we’ll save it for tomorrow’s race. Thank you very much to the whole team for all their hard work, and I especially want to wish Ana a speedy recovery”.
David Muñoz:“The weekend started quite well yesterday, I led both practice sessions. Today we had a good pace, we were fifth in practice 3 and I felt very comfortable with the bike, I knew where it was going wrong and I knew I could improve. But then in Q2 there was a lot of wind on the straight and I was losing a lot. Still, I think we did a good job. Tomorrow I will have to give everything to be at the front”.
Tomorrow’s race at the Phillip Island circuit will start at one o’clock in the morning in Spain and at ten o’clock in Australia.