Vicente Pérez will start from the fourth row of the grid, in eleventh position, while David Muñoz was unable to finish higher than eighth in Q1
The Qatar Grand Prix has entered its most decisive phase. BOÉ Motorsports will be looking for a comeback in tomorrow’s race with both Vicente Pérez and David Muñoz, as both Spanish riders have a good pace, but have not been able to set the perfect fast lap to put them at the front of the grid.
After Friday and Saturday’s practice sessions, Vicente Pérez proved to be one of the riders to watch out for. The Spanish rider stayed at the front throughout and was able to qualify directly for Q2 after finishing seventh in the combined Moto3 sessions with a time of 2:06.587.
Between these three sessions, David Muñoz completed a best lap of 2:07.198, a time that qualified him in sixteenth position, so he was only two positions away from direct access to Q2.
In Q1, David couldn’t set a perfect lap and, with a time of 2:06.761, he was the eighth fastest of this qualifying practice. With this result, Muñoz will be looking for a comeback in the race from 21st position.
On the other hand, Vicente Pérez showed a great performance again in Q2. The BOÉ Motorsports rider improved again and will be eleventh on tomorrow’s starting grid thanks to a fast lap of 2:05.779.
Vicente Pérez:“It was quite a positive day. In Practice 3 we did the time riding alone and we were very competitive with the hard tyre, and that will be positive for tomorrow. In Q2 we didn’t have the same luck, on the fast lap I overtook another rider and he overtook me again at the limit, and that made me lose time. Even so, we are happy with the pace. Starting in eleventh position is not bad at all and we have the pace to be at the front”.
David Muñoz:“It was a bit frustrating for us at the end of the day. We can see that we can go as fast as the front guys, that we have the potential to do it, but we are struggling a bit. I think we need to work on the bike set-up for tomorrow, it’s key for the race, and I’ll start 21st, so I’ll have to give everything from the start to come back. Thank you very much to the team for their work and to all those who support me, more tomorrow!”
Tomorrow’s race in Lusail will start at three o’clock in the afternoon in Spain and at 17:00 in Qatar.