Juanfran Guevara lines up 13th on Austin grid

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After taking victory in the first round of the season Jack Miller followed up with pole position for round two after clocking the fastest time of qualifying practice at Circuit of the Americas this afternoon.

Despite rising temperatures and strong winds the Australian managed to improve his lap times from yesterday and beat the pole record from last season (2.16.345).

Miller was a step ahead of his rivals for the majority of the session and even though Vázquez and Rins managed to close the gap on the final couple of laps they were unable to knock him off his perch and the three of them make up a front row that will inevitably look to break from the rest of the field in tomorrow’s race.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Juanfran Guevara is hoping to run with the second group after qualifying in thirteenth position for the second successive race.

The Spanish youngster worked hard throughout the session for improved feel in the front end of his machine and he got his rewards in the final ten minutes, eventually threatening to break into the top ten with his final couple of laps – only to lose crucial time through the final sector.

13th Juanfran Guevara 2.18.017 (14 laps):
“I pushed hard over the final two laps of qualifying and I though I was capable of a top ten spot but I lost some speed through the last couple of corners, I’m not sure why. I didn’t have as much confidence in the front end that I would like so tomorrow in the warm-up we need to fix this and try to get a more comfortable feeling. We are in thirteenth on the grid again, I would have hoped to be higher up but it’s not a bad result. Being realistic I don’t have the pace to run with the front group but we’ll try to get a good start and stay with the second group. It will no doubt be a big peloton and we will have to fight hard to the finish so hopefully we get a bit of luck and make it to the end.”

Source: Aspar Media

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