Despite some setbacks, David Muñoz was again competitive in Q2 in Thailand and will start the race in tenth position, while Vicente Pérez will start twenty-third
BOÉ Motorsports continues to show real strength in this final part of the Moto3 World Championship. The Spanish team once again completed a positive qualifying session with David Muñoz finishing tenth and Vicente Pérez twenty-third.
In the first practice on Friday, Muñoz showed that he could fight with a good pace at the front, although there was still work ahead for both him and Vicente Pérez. On Friday, the Andalusian rider was fourteenth after a crash and the Valencian was twenty-fourth.
Saturday started off in a complicated way, as neither of the two BOÉ Motorsports riders were able to qualify directly for Q2 after a difficult Practice 3, especially for David, as a faulty tyre prevented him from setting a better lap.
In Q1, David was able to improve and after finishing in second position he moved on to Q2. Vicente Pérez finished this session with the ninth fastest time (1:43.804).
Finally, in Q2, Muñoz’s best time was 1:42.531, a time that was just over four tenths of a second off pole position.
David Muñoz:“The weekend has been a bit complicated. Yesterday in the second practice I had a big crash and that made me lose time. Even so, we were able to show that we can be at the front. Today we started well, little by little, but in the final part of Practice 3 I had a problem with the right side of the rear tyre and we couldn’t do a good lap. In Q1 we also had some problems, but we were able to get through, and in Q2 I went to the limit. As I said, we are struggling a bit, but we will work to solve all the problems for tomorrow. Thank you very much to the team for all the work, we are going to give everything”.
Vicente Pérez:“It has been a difficult day. Since we arrived at this circuit I can’t find the right feeling. In Practice 3, when I started to feel better, I made a mistake and I couldn’t do a good lap. Then, in Q1, when I was on time to be in front, I found a yellow flag and I had to slow down. I couldn’t set the lap in this session and that condemned us to miss out, so I apologise to the team. Tomorrow we have a good chance to make a comeback and we will give it our best shot”.
Tomorrow’s race at the Chang International Circuit will start at six o’clock in the morning in Spain and at twelve o’clock in Thailand.