Maverick Viñales starts from row two of the grid, Luis Salom lines up 16th

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Pons HP 40 rider Maverick Viñales was once again amongst the fastest riders during Saturday’s qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. For a large part of qualifying, Maverick held the second position but found himself overtaken by other riders in the last stages of the session. In the end he had to settle for sixth position.

Therefore he will go into the race from row two on the grid. Viñales has a good pace and is very confident going into the race, which will be his second in the Moto class.

Luis Salom on the other hand struggled to put down a fast lap and he finished in sixteenth place. Despite this he has a good feeling on the bike and is optimistic for the race because the team has worked hard all weekend and they found a good setup for his Kalex.

Maverick Viñales – 6th place – 2.10.708
I’m content with this result. I think in the end we were missing another tyre, because we had a great pace and with new tyres more would have been achievable. But I’ve got a good rhythm and therefore I’m calm before the race and I hope I’ll be able to give my maximum.

Luis Salom – 16th place – 2.11.496
I’m happy because we’ve been doing some great work this weekend. I’ll start from position 16, which isn’t great, but I’m still content and we’ll see what’s possible during the race.

Source: Pons Racing

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