The Spanish rider of the AGR qualified in sixth row of the grid for the Le Mans race
This weekend, the Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team travelled to France, to the mythical Le Mans, where tomorrow the Moto3 race will take place and our rider, Josito García, will participate. Not the whole team is there, as in the second round of the FIM CEV Repsol out of Spanish soil only the Junior World Championship category competes.
Today, the two official sessions took place and in the combined results, the rider from Valencia repeated his Qualifying position of the last round of the Championship. But here, the special nature of the circuit needs to be taken into account, as the riders start the qualifying directly, without Free Practice sessions, as it coincides with the MotoGP World Championship. Nevertheless, it is clear that having to go out on track in this way on a tarmac that is usually cold, forces the young riders to do their best.
Josito knew the track from last year, but he needed to remember some corners. In the first qualifying he was not able to go behind any good rider and the shift change was a bit long in his KTM, so he lost a little in the long straight. Our rider also complained about the chassis when pushing, but the technical team was able to solve the issues for the second session by modifying the rear suspension. Now he is happy with the bike although his mechanics will fine tune it more tomorrow. The rider took a step forward, which might mean improving his best result up to know if he is able to do a good start. He reduced his disadvantage to one second, despite the session being warmer.
Moto3 #20 Josito García García –KTM / 18th. / 1.44.404 +1.322s: “The first session wasn’t bad, but it took a lot of effort because we didn’t have any free practice. In the second session I did better, the bike and I improved. In the second Qualifying they took out my last lap, but I could’ve been 14th. I’m happy with my pace. I’m not starting from a better place because I couldn’t put a good lap together, but I feel I have a good pace and let’s see if we can do it tomorrow. Thanks to the team for their work”.
Moto3 grid dof the FIMCEVREPSOL at Le Mans:
Tomorrow’s Moto3 race at Le Mans will start at 16:30h, local time, with 17 laps. The weather forecast says the day will be sunny.