Alex Rins 5th on Motegi grid, Luis Salom 13th
After taking the second best time on Friday’s practice and being the fastest rider on FP3, rookie Alex Rins wanted a better result than the fifth place he achieved this afternoon at Motegi (Japan).
Rins didn’t have good feelings with his Kalex and he had to resign himself with the 5th place on the second row for tomorrow’s race (4.20 AM on the United Kingdom).
Alex trusts on make a good race, because he has a good pace and he’s been closer to the Moto2 World Champion, french rider Johann Zarco, who got the pole position and looks like the man to beat on Japan.
His teammate Luis Salom also didn’t have good feelings with his Kalex and he’s been 13th. Luis trusts on get again good sensations during the warm up.
5th ALEX RINS
“This afternoon I didn’t have good feelings with the bike on the track. In the morning everything went well, but in the afternoon things didn’t as we expected. Let’s see what happens tomorrow with the weather, because it’s possible that it will rain. In any case, I feel strong and confident”.
13th LUIS SALOM
“Today wasn’t positive as yesterday. In the morning we did some changes that didn’t work. In the afternoon, at the end, I did a last change and I could save the QP, but to be honest I didn’t feel so well. I hope to make a good race tomorrow and try to recover yesterday’s pace , because it will be so important for the race”.
Source: Pons Racing