Íñigo Iglesias will make his debut in Moto3 with the AGR
The Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team rider, Edgar Pons, will go out to win from pole position both races of the Moto2 European Championship at the Albacete Circuit. The leader of the category, Jesko Raffin, has an advantage of 47 points and after the two races tomorrow there will be only 25 points up for grabs. Edgar’s mission is to win and hope for a mistake from the Swiss rider, who will start from third place, in order to keep the battle alive until the last round of the year in Valencia. It is the third consecutive pole position of the Catalan rider, who is doing a fantastic last part of the season.
Meanwhile, Benny Solís will have tomorrow another physical check for his back. He already passed with flying colours at the Jerez race, but tomorrow he will have to race, so it will be harder. Today he qualified in 14th, but he aims for more.
Over at Moto3, the new rider Íñigo Iglesias will join the Junior World Championship elite. A very good opportunity for the Basque rider, who will undoubtedly have the prize to the most hopeful but with a good deal of nerves. The team asks of him to finish the race, because that is how you learn. His starting position is thirty-fifth.
Everyone in Albacete is looking forward to see how the weather will be.
Moto2 #57 Edgar Pons –Kalex / 1st. / 1.31.945: “It was a positive day, but I’m not completely happy. In the first qualifying I think I could have been faster, but I wasn’t able to gather all the best partial times in one lap; I saw myself 3 tenths faster. But this championship is complicated due to the traffic. In the afternoon we did a few changes to improve the grip in the back. The temperature rose a lot, we had better grip but then my feeling with the front was worse. We achieved the pole position again and we will start the race with the setup we stablished in the first practice; we want to secure a good feeling in front. I want to lead from the beginning and set the pace. I’m confident and I want two more wins for the AGR. Let’s see how the weather turns out, because it might rain in the second race” .
Moto2 #35 Benny Solís –Kalex / 14º / 1.34.550 +2.605s:“Today was a good day compared to yesterday. Of course, I’d like to be going faster, but for the moment, considering our physical challenges, we are doing good. This track is technical and tight, so it’s very physically demanding, which has been hard for my back and my style. We are taking care as much as possible and today I felt less pain and more movement! The bike feels great, it’s really my limited movement that is a challenge. Tomorrow we’ll see how the weather is and go from there”.
Moto2 grid of the FIM CEV REPSOL in Albacete.
Moto3 #58 Iñigo Iglesias –KTM / 35º / 1.36.764 +2.921s: “Today it was complicated. We started with a setup that was different from the one I know and it was difficult to adapt myself in the morning. At least in the second outing we got a good feeling. My adaptation to the team is going well, because I get along with the team members and we will slowly understand a bike that is more complicated than the ones I rode up to now. My aim tomorrow is finishing the race and trying to improve my times”.
Moto3 grid of the FIM CEV REPSOL in Albacete.