Vazquez frustrated to miss out on pole after red flag, good debut for Moncayo in new team
It’s been bad luck for the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse Team in their first visit to the legendary circuit of Indianapolis. Efrén Vázquez did a great qualifying session and when he crossed the finish line in pole position in less than a second he saw himself placed back in seventh place on the grid after the laptimes were cancelled due to a red flag after the crash of another rider. But still the team is very satisfied with the work they did in these two days and tomorrow they are confident that Efrén can fight it out with the leading grouup.
Teammate Adrián Martín was also held back by the interruptions as during the 40 minute session there have been two red flags due to crashes. Martín lost valuable time after going down as another rider crashed. Tomorrow he hopes to make up positions.
Alberto Moncayo had a good debut so far with the Andalucía JHK T-Shirt LaGLisse Team. The Spaniard improved his laptimes every time he went out on the FTR and eventually qualified in 9th, his best qualifying to date and the best for the team this year.
7 Efrén Vázquez 7º – 1’49.074 “I don’t know how this happened. We did a good session, we got into a good position and we had a good setup. We gave 100% to be as close as possible to the front row and we did it. But when I saw the red flag everything went up in smoke. I was really upset, but these are the rules and we can’t do anything about it. We missed out on pole position three times already this year, but as the saying goes, the pitcher that goes to the well to often, breaks. Hopefully I can get pole, but if not I’ll have to buy that watch… But joking aside, it’s a pity not to start at least from the second row tomorrow, because in T1 it’s difficult to pass. Let’s see if we can start well and if I can get engaged with the leading group, because I have a good pace.”
#26 Adrián Martín 21º – 1’50.249 “I started highly motivated although this morning the bike didn’t go as good as I’d have liked in the exit from the corners. But in the afternoon we made a few changes, it seemed that everything went quite well, but we didn’t have any luck. It was a strange session, with many red flags and also I crashed in a crazy way after hitting Miller’s bike who crashed in front of me. Then I managed to post a good lap and it was cancelled due to the red flag. Tomorrow, no matter where we are, I will fight. Let’s see if luck will be on our side a little and we can be ahead.”
#23 Alberto Moncayo 9º – 1’49.332 “It’s gone better than I expected. Every time I went out on track I improved, but to be honest the adaptation to the FTR has been difficult, because it is very different from the Kalex. It’s a lot more aggressive with less grip and you have to ride it very differently. But I’m happy, because I have a pace in the low 1’49s. We tested all the tyres and we have the selection for tomorrow quite clear. In the race it will be difficult, because we start from the third row and there are people with a fast pace ahead of us. It’s been the best qualifying of the season and 0.7 seconds behind the fastest, but it will be tough, because the race has many laps and the tyres wear off quickly.”
Source: Team LaGlisse Press Release