Torres & Terol line up 10th & 11th on Silverstone grid
Following free practice and qualifying at the British GP the riders are set for some good racing in Moto2.
There are several candidates in the frame for victory on Sunday, although there are certain riders who a enjoying this triple header of GPs more than others. Nakagami is one of those riders regularly running at the top in recent weeks and today he took a second consecutive pole again showing why a first race victory surely cannot be far away for him.
Redding is looking good in second on the grid at his home round and Zarco has gone very well in free practice. The good conditions have lent themselves to good times, with record laps being set just as in Moto3 and MotoGP.
Jordi Torres had a difficult day on Saturday at Silverstone but the rider from Rubí still ended up qualifying well. On his fifth free practice lap he went down at turn 12 and missed the rest of the session.
He therefore had extra work to do in qualifying and he managed to improve his best time towards the end but then on his last lap he unfortunately suffered another crash. However he has still secured 10th place on the grid for Sunday’s race.
Nico Terol, meanwhile, ended up just 0.019s and one place behind Torres on the timesheet. He felt better in the earlier in the morning session than this afternoon but nonetheless he focused hard as always – improving towards the end of QP to take 11th overall.
10th Jordi Torres 2.07.927 (16 laps):
“Today we started off with a positive approach to the work we had ahead, focusing on stability over the uneven racing surface. It started well after we tweaked the front fork, but unfortunately the result didn’t go as planned and I crashed at speed, missing the rest of the session. I didn’t want to lose any time trying new things this afternoon so we went with our standard setting and we’ll try something more in Warm Up tomorrow. Right at the end I had a light crash after the front end lost grip, it was a silly slip. We need to be positive as I didn’t get hurt and I know I can go faster even if I didn’t have time to show it today. I’ll try to show it in the race and will be looking to slipstream where possible.”
11th Nico Terol 2.07.946 (18 laps):
“It felt good out of the box this morning and the pace is really quick here this weekend. The afternoon was more complicated but I found something right at the end and got 11th. We wanted a faster lap to qualify further up but I’m quite happy. There are some things to work on in the Warm Up and I know the way to go in order to improve. We took a good step in terms of pace today so we need to show that in the race. The top three on the grid seem to have a bit of an edge on the rest of us, but slipstream is crucial here and I think the race will be quite bunched up.”
Source: Aspar Media