The rookie Alex Rins made very decisive improvements today and was able to score a brilliant 1’56.460, unfortunately not enough for getting into the Q2. He will start the race from the 13th place, missing out by only 0.006s.
The morning session saw both Rins and teammate Iannone work hard to improve on their single lap times in an attempt to get the access to the Q2. Their improvements were positive, although did not allow them to achieve direct access, ending respectively in 17th and 12th position.
The consistent improvements that Alex Rins is making after his comeback paid off in qualifying. Today is very first time he was able to ride in regular dry conditions since the beginning of the season. He improved his lines and achieved a positive 13th position, missing the access to the top 12 by only 0.006s.
“Finally I was able to run a qualifying session in full dry conditions and the truth is that I really enjoyed it. I finished very close to the Q2. Missing it is a shame, but it’s also a positive point as it means I am improving session after session. Indeed, we were able to make a lot of progress here, not just here but also in all of the last races since I got back. Every time I jump on my GSX-RR I learn something new and our performances also improve. I feel totally recovered from my injuries and I’m therefore very confident for tomorrow’s race.”
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