Salom unhappy with second row after running into traffic on last qualifying lap
During the qualification session at the Motegi Twinring circuit in Japan, the RW Racing GP riders couldn’t show their capabilities. Luis Salom was held up in his last fast lap, but still improved his lap time and will start tomorrows race from 6th position.
Luis Salom (6th): “I’m not happy with what happened in the last lap. This could bring me on the front row, but another rider held me up in the last section. It cost me at least half a second. But okay, tomorrow is the race and the second row is good enough to fight for the podium positions in the race. The bike feels good and still we can make some improvements on the bike for tomorrow’s race.”
Team manager Johan Stigefelt: “I’m happy with Brad’s performance today. He did a really good session with fast lap times. Unfortunately he couldn’t put all his fast sections in one lap. For sure Brad will fight tomorrow for the points and I expect even better than that. Luis had a very fast lap in the last minute of the session. It’s a shame that he has been held up. The setting is not perfect yet but we know which direction we have to go to make some improvements for the race.”
Source: RW Racing GP Press Release