Bendsneyder 24th in qualifying

Saturday was a bittersweet day for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team at the Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix. Niccolo Antonelli took a step forward in qualifying to place sixth, whilst there were difficulties in the session for Bo Bendsneyder -24th. Track conditions for the Moto3 World Championship riders at Jerez Circuit were perfect, allowing them to improve their times from yesterday and gain information for the race on Sunday -for which dry weather is forecast. Free Practice 3 was also held in good conditions, and the Red Bull KTM Ajo team took the opportunity to regain their feeling in the dry. After completing 18 laps apiece of the Andalusian track, Bendsneyder had a best time of 1:47.792 -15th- and Antonelli a 1:47.843 for 18th. During qualifying, Antonelli took a big step forward with respect to the previous session. The Italian was able to set a time of 1:46.757 on his second stint, improving his previous best lap by more than a second. With this result, Antonelli will be sixth on the grid for the Spanish round -fulfilling his goal of qualifying on one of the front three rows. For teammate Bendsneyder it was a difficult session, as despite continuous improvement he placed 24th -1:47.501- and will round off from row 8 on the starting grid tomorrow.

“This second day at Jerez has been difficult, because we had high expectations from the good test we did here but things have not been easy. The truth is that in the tests we tried many different setups and I was always fast, whilst this weekend we don’t seem to be managing it. It must be something to do with my riding. Now we have to check the data and see where we can improve. We hope to find some solutions in the warmup which allow us to have a good race and pick up some points. We will work hard and hope that tomorrow everything will go better.”

Results QP

POS Rider TEAM Fastest lap
1 Jorge MARTIN Del Conca Gresini Moto3 1’46.004
2 Aron CANET Estrella Galicia 0,0 1’46.441
3 Romano FENATI Marinelli Rivacold Snipers 1’46.518
4 Nicolo BULEGA SKY Racing Team VR46 1’46.655
5 Marcos RAMIREZ Platinum Bay Real Estate 1’46.700
6 Niccolò ANTONELLI Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’46.757
7 Tatsuki SUZUKI SIC58 Squadra Corse 1’46.788
8 Andrea MIGNO SKY Racing Team VR46 1’46.835
9 Joan MIR Leopard Racing 1’46.838
10 Darryn BINDER Platinum Bay Real Estate 1’46.860
11 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Del Conca Gresini Moto3 1’46.866
12 Juanfran GUEVARA RBA BOE Racing Team 1’46.952
13 Albert ARENAS Mahindra Northgate Aspar 1’46.966
14 Enea BASTIANINI Estrella Galicia 0,0 1’47.000
15 Ayumu SASAKI SIC Racing Team 1’47.061
16 Gabriel RODRIGO RBA BOE Racing Team 1’47.090
17 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra Northgate Aspar 1’47.195
18 Livio LOI Leopard Racing 1’47.308
19 Adam NORRODIN SIC Racing Team 1’47.329
20 Vicente PEREZ Reale Avintia Academy 1’47.385
21 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot MC Saxoprint 1’47.386
22 Philipp OETTL Südmetall Schedl GP Racing 1’47.394
23 Maria HERRERA AGR Team 1’47.436
24 Bo BENDSNEYDER Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’47.501
25 Jules DANILO Marinelli Rivacold Snipers 1’47.506
26 John MCPHEE British Talent Team 1’47.634
27 Marco BEZZECCHI CIP 1’47.661
28 Kaito TOBA Honda Team Asia 1’47.714
29 Tony ARBOLINO SIC58 Squadra Corse 1’47.742
30 Manuel PAGLIANI CIP 1’47.760
31 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda Team Asia 1’48.545
32 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra MRW Aspar Team 1’48.555
33 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot MC Saxoprint 1’49.274


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