Cardus hopes for good start to help him bring in points at Phillip Island
It’s not a fantasy to think that Ricky Cardús could bring home points in tomorrow’s Australian GP.
The rider of the ARG Moto2 team will start from position 21. He posted his best time of the weekend during the qualifying session, after easily repeating his best time from FP3 in which he had improved Friday’s time by 1.2 seconds.
Already yesterday the technical team announced that they had clear ideas and a concrete plan to go forward. Cardús continued to do many laps to understand the track better, and this he did achieve.
Before qualifying it was also clear that they wanted to put used tyres on the bike that had almost done race distance, on which Ricky was able to post the same times as on new tyres. A good sign!
On his best lap, he set a time in the last sector that was within 0.3 seconds of the time of pole setter Pol Espargaró.
It’s been a strange qualifying session with the rain which started to fall 18 minutes from the end, and with the new tyres I had to return to the box which disturbed my rhythm and concentration a bit.
You just didn’t know what the track was like but I had to go full throttle and that’s what I did.
On my best lap, I had a very fast first sector, in the second I missed a gear and so had to try and make up for it in T3 and T4. I was very annoyed because this was a big mistake. We’re squeezed in on the grid now but I believe that we can get points if we have a good start. Like Ginés Guirado always used to say “We’ve come here to give the maximum”.
Source: Argiñano Racing