1st Sergio Gadea: 1.43.515 (15 laps)“Physically I feel better than yesterday and I’m happy to be on pole, even though I’m not completely...


1st Sergio Gadea: 1.43.515 (15 laps)
“Physically I feel better than yesterday and I’m happy to be on pole, even though I’m not completely satisfied with the session because we didn’t improve our time. The bike is running well, Aprilia have got behind us and it looks like we’ve seen the light again. The most important thing is that the engine is perfect. Today we didn’t manage to get inside 1’44 but my pace was consistent so I’m confident about the race. I suppose Smith will be up there because he is looking strong but the idea is to push hard from the start and see who can stay with us. Le Mans is a circuit I love, with some hard braking areas, and I want to fight for the podium. This is like a go-kart track, where you always have to be wary of an attack!”

8th Gábor Talmacsi: 1.44.210 (13 laps)
“I feel happy – not with eighth place but because I know I can go faster. I was improving as the sessions went on but in the final section I kept running into traffic. I tried to wait for a gap but it wasn’t possible. The engine is working well and I’m sure we can shave more time off the lap. The general feeling in the team is that we’re ready for tomorrow whether it rains or not. My lap time wasn’t amazing today but I’ll take away the positives, which was my consistency, and at the end of the day that’s the key thing for tomorrow.”

29th Pere Tutusaus: 1.46.416 (15 laps)
“We still need to make a big step forwards but we still have the warm-up to try and improve. Tomorrow is not going to be an easy race because of the starting position. This is a track with a lot of heavy braking areas and hard acceleration and I haven’t adapted well to it. I’m watching Gábor and Sergio on the bike and it’s incredible. I don’t know if I’m lacking confidence at a new track but I just can’t do what they do. The bike is working well but personally I can’t get a feel for the track so I have to keep working hard to find something tomorrow.”

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