Jordi Torres & Nico Terol set aside difficult Quali to focus on race
After the second day of the Grand Prix of Valencia, everything is set for final Moto2 race of the 2014 season. Luthi hovered at the top of the timesheet in qualifying but was dislodged in the final third of the session.
Zarco took over, showing his dominance yesterday was no fluke, and it seemed that the Frenchman would take pole, but on the penultimate lap Rabat improved to set the lap which puts him at the front of the grid.
Winning the World title has not seen him relax and he will look to continue his good form on Sunday.
The MAPFRE Aspar riders did not have the results they wanted on Saturday, but they won’t give up easily. Today was a tough day for Jordi Torres and Nico Terol, who both failed to pick up the pace. Furthermore Torres suffered two falls, one in the morning and one in QP.
Both crashes happened in the same way, losing the front end, and in the same place, turn six circuit of Valencia. Fortunately, he was unhurt and tomorrow he’ll try to reverse the situation. Jordi was classified in 25th position and Nico 29th. Both MAPFRE Aspar riders know it will be a tough race tomorrow, but will try their best to conclude the 2014 season well.
25th Jordi Torres 1’36.475 (12 laps):
“Today was quite difficult for us as I crashed twice on the same corner, in the morning and the afternoon. In the morning we thought we could understand why I fell and it seemed that we had regained the feeling. But then I crashed again in qualifying. The good news is that we haven’t lost any motivation to improve. This morning we made a little step forward, but in the afternoon we lost a lot of time. I have to thank the mechanics for their incredible work, repairing the bike in record time. Tomorrow we start far back on the grid, but we need to ride like hell and get a good result. It’s our last race with the team so we want to get the best possible result.”
29th Nico Terol 1’36.752 (20 laps):
“The qualifying session was tough, and the season has been. We have struggled but I have a clear conscience as I’ve tried absolutely everything to try to improve in every grand prix. I’ve put my faith in the professionals, I’ve changed my method of training, I’ve tried everything to get comfortable on the bike but it just hasn’t been possible. I feel bad having not qualified higher. But I won’t give up, I’ll keep fighting tomorrow to try enjoying a good race. My goal is not to think about anything and to close this chapter well.”
Source: Aspar Media