Bastianini 9th, Marini 17th in qualifying for the #AragonGP
Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini will start the Gran Premio Tissot de Aragón in 9th and 17th position respectively.
For the first time this season, Bastianini made it through to Q2 after being very competitive during free practice sessions. The Italian was 9th with a time of 1:47.278, his best qualifying position since his debut in the MotoGP class.
Luca Marini finished the qualifying session 17th with a best time of 1:47.741. With this grid position, the Sky VR46 Avintia rider will have a good chance to fight for points in the race.
Tomorrow at 14:00 the race of the Gran Premio Tissot de Aragón will start, where Bastianini and Marini will be looking for a good result.
I’m happy because it was my first Q2 of the season and I felt pretty good all day. It was a pity I couldn’t close the second fastest lap, plus I struggled a bit with the front tyre and didn’t get the time I wanted. Anyway, it’s good to start from the third row, and we showed a good pace in free practices as well, so I think we can have a good race tomorrow.
Compared to yesterday, we made a good step forward in the bike set-up. In FP4 I rode better and I was able to get closer to the group, although I would need one more day of work to be completely comfortable with the bike and to close the gap. In any case, we will continue to analyse the data to set up the electronics better and to be able to be consistent in long runs. I don’t think we will make any big changes in the warm up because it’s at a time when the track temperature is completely different to the race. We are still deciding which tyre to use tomorrow, most of the riders seem to be orientated with the hard front and the medium rear.