Juanfran Guevara recovers 17th spot on grid after Qualifying crash

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Jack Miller added to his growing collection of watches with another pole position at Jerez today, the Australian overcoming the Spanish armada of Viñales, Vázquez and Márquez to secure front spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Moto3 race.

With lower temperatures than yesterday the lap times were quicker from the morning session and continued to drop in the afternoon, when it looked like being an open fight for pole position until Miller raised the stakes in the final seven minutes with two quick laps to better the pole time from last season with a 1’46.713. Miller will be joined on the front row by Antonelli and Rins.

After lapping eleventh fastest in free practice this morning with his best lap of the weekend so far (1’47.501) Juanfran Guevara went into the grid shootout feeling confident of a top ten challenge. However, the MAPFRE Aspar youngster collided with another rider on his first lap of the session in turn ten and was forced to return to the garage for the mechanics to hurriedly fix his bike in order for him to get back out.

Thankfully they managed it and Guevara was able to lap just 1.4 off the pole time as he secured seventeenth position on the grid and a sixth row start for tomorrow’s race.

17th Juanfran Guevara 1.47.635 (14 laps):
“We set a good pace this morning and we had a good setting with the bike so I was looking forward to qualifying this afternoon. I pushed hard as soon as I left the pit because I wanted to bank a fast lap before the track temperature got too high. Unfortunately before the end of the first lap I touched with another rider and went down. I was able to get the bike back to the garage but we lost valuable time and I felt a bit nervous when I got back on track. In the final ten minutes I pushed hard again and set a similar lap time to this morning. It was a decent effort but it was a shame we couldn’t find a few more tenths to lift us into the top ten. We’ll have to get a good start tomorrow and work hard in the race to make up positions.”

Source: Aspar Media

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