Moncayo focused and positive for raceday
The Argiano & Ginés Racing rider Alberto Moncayo will run tomorrow’s Moto2 race with optimism, no matter what the weather
Today’s conditions at the Le Mans circuit led to the two Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team riders finishing very close together, in positions 27 (Steven Odendaal) and 29 (Alberto Moncayo) on the grid.
Tomorrow, Moncayo can only improve, even though everyone agrees that a wet Le Mans circuit is like an ice rink, probably the worst circuit when it’s not dry. But since the conditions will be the same for everyone, the challenge is there for the AGR rider.
Luck wasn’t on Alberto’s side today and he couldn’t make use of the changes made to the set up of his Speed Up bike. To the contrary, yesterday he found himself much closer to his rivals.
#17 Alberto Moncayo – 29th – 1.40.793
Before the rain, we’d equalised the lap time of the morning, with a good feeling and a couple of changes. We then undid the changes but I was able to post my fastest time. And then it started to rain. I can only say it could have been worse. But it was difficult to really push hard with the raindrops falling. I think I could have improved a bit in normal weather conditions because we went well in the morning. We only did one and a half laps in the wet, but this track becomes very slippery in the rain. To help determine which setting we’re going to go with, I’m hoping that we’ll have the same conditions in warm up as during the race. It’s clear that this weekend is very difficult, because we’ve ridden on a dry track but ultimately the conditions look to be very different for the race.