In a closely-fought qualifying practice today, Johann Zarco has put his MotoBI machine on the grid in 14th place for tomorrow’s Catalan GP. The top 11 riders were covered by just over a second in a fierce fight for the pole position, which was secured by home rider Marc Marquez. Johann will now be looking to make some changes to his MotoBI machine in a bid to be able to put in some quick, consistent laps during tomorrow’s race – a race in
which he hopes to be able to make up positions quickly and safely so he can once more fight at the front of the pack.
Final position: 14th
Best lap: 1m 47.427s
I’m disappointed with how qualifying has gone today, especially after yesterday. Basically I’m not happy with 14th and my time of 47.4 was not what I was expecting. As I was doing just a few tenths off that yesterday on used tyres, I was hoping to get into the 46s bracket, but for some reason I couldn’t seem to get the best out of new tyres, so I’m not so happy. I think tonight once more I need to think about what I’m doing in a bid
to make myself faster and perhaps also chat to the team about what we can do to help me and my MotoBI in time for tomorrow’s race. Tomorrow it is important that I improve things.
Top five classification after qualifying:
1. Marc MARQUEZ : 1:46.187
2. Pol ESPARGARO : 1:46.382 – 0.195
3. Thomas LUTHI : 1:46.430 – 0.243
4. Andrea IANNONE : 1?46.477 – 0.290
5. Simone CORSI : 1:46.816 – 0.629
14. Johann ZARCO : 1,47.427 : 1.240
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