Moto2 Grid Decided By Weather: Torres Leads Aspar Moto2 Squad

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Only thirteen minutes of the allotted 45 were of any use to the Moto2 riders in qualifying this afternoon as an untimely rain shower effectively brought the session to an early end. After a crash strewn day yesterday few riders were willing to take any risks on the damp track and the fastest three riders at that point – Michele Pirro, Yuki Takahasi and Mika Kallio – were able to celebrate front row starts. With Marc Márquez declared unfit to take part in qualifying and therefore the race, Stefan Bradl was officially pronounced Moto2 World Champion.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Jordi Torres is hoping to sign off from the season in style in front of his home fans after a short but productive day that saw him improve his set-up and qualify fifteenth. The Spaniard knows the Ricardo Tormo circuit like the back of his hand and his clear objective tomorrow is to finish in the points. Julián Simón is also looking forward to tomorrow as he makes his race return at a circuit where he finished third last year. Elena Rosell gave a good account of herself and is in good shape to battle with the pack tomorrow.

15th Jordi Torres 1.38.924 (7 laps):
“We tested some things with the wet set-up yesterday in the hope that today would be better and after a little dry time this morning unfortunately it rained again in the afternoon. We struggled a little bit to get on the pace as quickly as some other riders but in the end I managed to get up to fifteenth place and I am sure I can get a good result from there tomorrow. I would prefer it not to rain because the race will be a lottery if it does but we are here to fight and get the best possible result in any conditions. I owe it to the team.”

21st Julián Simón 1.39.403 (5 laps):
“Today was a pretty tough day but this morning we set a good pace and were only missing one fast lap. I felt comfortable in the wet but we have to take things slowly and make progress. This track is slippery, especially in the wet, so we have to take care but I think we’re in good shape for the race. We are starting from quite far back because the rain caught us out this afternoon and I didn’t want to take any risks with my leg. I want to thank the team who have made it easy for me to come back.”

35th Elena Rosell 1.42.006 (7 laps):
“This morning went quite well but we ran out of time in the afternoon. I am not used to having to push hard from the first lap and usually take a little time to get into my rhythm so that lack of experience cost me when the rain came this afternoon. I am happy with the job we did though because we are not far off some very experienced guys and tomorrow I hope to get involved in a good battle and have some fun with them.”

Source: Aspar Media

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