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The MotorLand Aragon has always been very kind to Jorge Navarro, and numbers do not lie: a first-row start in 2016, two podiums including... Front row start at Aragon for Jorge Navarro

The MotorLand Aragon has always been very kind to Jorge Navarro, and numbers do not lie: a first-row start in 2016, two podiums including a race win in the two-year period 2015-2016 and last year his best result as a Moto2 rookie (6th).

Today, the Spanish rider of team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 has enjoyed a superb qualifying session as he made the most of the only opportunity he had for a quick-lap with the right set of tyres; Jorge logged a 1’53.257secs lap time that was enough for him to clinch a front-row start for tomorrow’s Moto2 race.

With a race pace that will range between the high 1’53secs and the mid-high 1’54secs at the end of the race, Navarro is looking forward to battling for his first Moto2 rostrum finish on a track that will give him the perfect opportunity to achieve his goal. With clear track ahead, the rider #9 will spearhead his attack from 12:20 local time (GMT +2).

3rd – JORGE NAVARRO #9
“Finally a good result! Aragon is a track I like a lot: I won here before as well as qualifying on the front row, and now it’s the time to do well in Moto2, too. This first row is good, but I could have finished even higher… In any case we worked well session after session by improving our set-up consistently. It’s a pity that we only had one rear tyre number three, and because of that we had to go for the quick-lap attempt immediately. I think it will be a hard-fought race; many of us have a great rhythm, but I think our maiden podium is within reach.”