Front row start at Valencia for Alex Rins, 12th for Luis Salom
Pons Racing rider Alex Rins will try to achieve the second position on the Moto2 World Championship from the first row of the grid.
He achieved the third fastest time in the qualifying session disputed this afternoon and the rookie will start tomorrow with a the target of beating the defending champion Tito Rabat.
Rins, who is eight points ahead of Rabat achieved a good pace in practice and made a best lap two tenths slower than pole position.
Once he got the rookie of the year, Alex Rins will fight tomorrow for being second in the championship, a result that has so far only managed to fellow Spanish rookie Marc Marquez.
His partner in the team was twelfth and will start tomorrow from the fourth row.
3rd Alex Rins
“Practice went well. We lacked a bit to get pole but we are on the front line and that is important in this category, in order to be in the lead from the first laps. Tomorrow I hope to do a good race and I guess it will be in a group with several riders that are very strong at this track. ”
12 Luis Salom
“The truth is that it is being a good weekend. In the morning we had a problem with a tyre and it was not very well but we had pace. In the afternoon we also had a great pace but I could not get any quick lap and we have been twelfth. It is not a position that should be right now because the weekend went better than the clock shows. It is important to have a lot of laps in 36.0 because it means we can have a good race, but being on a track like this where it is difficult to overtake penalizes a lot.”