There’s no doubt Leopard riders are strong and have potential this weekend, but Saturday hasn’t gone as the expected. Lorenzo Dalla Porta has crashed during the Qualifying session after suffering a collission due to other two riders’ fault (fortunately the rider is fine) and Marcos Ramirez hasn’t felt good. The Italian and the Spaniard will start tomorrow from the ninth and the twelfth position of the grid respectively.
On the verge of the seventh race of the season, one thing is clear: Marcos Ramirez has improved in practice sessions, is able to do great comebacks when it’s time to race and Lorenzo Dalla Porta is consistent, strong and hard to beat on Sundays. However, sometimes results don’t cope with potential or expectations. This morning both riders have ended up inside the Top10 on the combined standings of the three practice sessions and that has given them the possibility to directly go to Q2. We all know in Moto3 everything is tied and tough and the last minutes of the qualifying session were exactly like that: everyone waiting for other riders’ slipstream and everyone trying to be the first on taking the fastest time.
Both Dalla Porta and Ramirez were in good positions to finish on top of the classification, but Lorenzo’s crash and Ramirez’s lack of good feelings have changed the plan. We will only be able to know what can happen at race time, because conditions and rivals will take a different role than today. Dalla Porta from ninth position, and Ramirez from twelfth are ready to show a good performance on Catalan soil.
Marcos Ramirez, 12th
“I’m quite unsatisfied with the final result because I felt strong on practice sessions. Unfortunately, during the qualifying I haven’t done a good lap, as I’ve made some mistakes. However, we are strong and we will give the maximum tomorrow”.
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