The fight for the Moto3 World Championship title is as close as it’s ever been and Jorge Martín was clearly not in any mood to miss out on the opportunity to pick up points in the Austrian Grand Prix, returning to action just a week after breaking his wrist to qualify in a remarkable second position. Series leader Marco Bezzecchi took pole in an epic session that saw Ángel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas also fight for top spot, the Spaniard sealing a front row start in third.
With conditions starting out wet and then gradually drying as the session progressed, the Ángel Nieto Team and Albert Arenas were able to adapt in impressive fashion, Arenas timing a late run on slick tyres to perfection, picking up third place after showing strong pace throughout the weekend.
3rd Albert Arenas 1:39.255 (18 laps):
“I am really happy with this front row. It is my first in the World Championship and I know this result is no fluke. We have worked hard from the first session and my feeling was good from the start. Qualifying was a bit of a crazy session but we were up there throughout when the track was damp and when it was dry. We put slicks in right at the end and made sure of third position. Tomorrow we’ll start from the front row with good race pace and a good set-up, so I am sure we will be fighting for the top five.”
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