Juanfran Guevara takes first row start at Aragon

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In great conditions the Moto3 riders produced great lap times today at the Motorland circuit. This morning Juanfran Guevara registered the best lap ever at the Aragon track (1.57.930).

In QP Miller tried to impose himself in the first half of the session, and took the early advantage, but today the privilege of pole position was reserved for the home riders.

In increasing temperatures, QP did not produce the quick pace of the morning due to track conditions. But still it was an exciting session, where the slipstream made the difference in the final laps.

Rins took pole, followed by Kent and another Spaniard, Juanfran Guevara, to complete the front row. The long straights of Motorland could produce a group fight, although the top five may have a slight advantage on the rest of the pack in Sunday’s race.

The day began brilliantly for Juanfran Guevara, who on the last lap of the last free practice marked a 1’57.930 time, the best lap in Moto3 achieved so far at Motorland.

Most importantly, the MAPFRE Aspar rider got the lap time riding alone and again registered a great lap, after setting the circuit record at Misano two weeks ago. It was not a coincidence, Juanfran is on form this weekend. He had a chance to take the pole on his penultimate lap of QP, but traffic in the last sector lost him a few tenths which left him just short.

On the final lap, he was just 0.152s off the best time and got third place. The MAPFRE Aspar rider is therefore on the front row for the first time and is ready to get a good race result.

3rd Juanfran Guevara 1’58.470 (16 laps):
“I am very pleased that we are doing such a great job all weekend. Yesterday we started well and just this morning we made changes to the configuration of the bike. Our goal was to try to keep a good pace, thinking about the race. In the last laps I put on the intermediate tyres, which we will use for the race, and I managed to record a great time. That has encouraged us to continue working hard for the QP. We had things clear, so I went all out, increasing the pace and feeling. On the penultimate lap I had a chance to get the pole, but in the last corner I had to open up a lot in order to not touch another rider and I lost a tenth. It was a shame, I would have liked to get my first pole in Moto3, but I’m still happy because we are ready for the race. It will be the first time I start from the front row, which gives me confidence. Am sure we will run in a group, I’m ready to fight and try to get a good result. ”

Source: Aspar Media

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