Ricky Cardus hoping to pick up positions in Austin race, despite 22nd grid slot

 In Moto2, News


Ricky Cardus rode to 22nd in the Moto2 Qualifying session around the 5.513 kilometre Texan circuit for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas.

Unfortunately a fall at the beginning of the session impacted upon his finishing time, as his Mistral 610 was damaged. After closing positively yesterday’s practice session in 9th position, Cardus, who continues to replace the recovering Alex Mariñelarena, produced a best time of 2:12.130.

Although the young Spanish rider will start from the rear of the field, he remains hopeful of finishing in the top15 and scoring points.

Ricky Cardus – 22nd – 2:12.130 :
Actually, the qualifying has been the worst session of the whole weekend. I made a silly mistake at the beginning of the practice and afterwards my dashboard was not working properly ; for example I had no lights indicating the gear shifting and it was hard to turn the bike. We still managed to do a 2:12.1min that I have to be happy with considering my mistake. So unfortunately we have to start from the back in 22nd position. We have been strong and competitive all weekend, and I feel very confident with the used tyres, so I’m sure that with a good start we can recover numerous positions and finish in the top 15. The race will be long, but also enjoyable and if the weather stays dry we will see some good battles and overtaking.

Source: Tech3 Communications

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