Aron Canet to start from ninth at Aragon Grand Prix

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The Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider will get away from the back of row three on the grid in Sunday’s race. Alonso Lopez is twenty-fifth whilst wild card Jeremy Alcoba recorded a positive twenty-second place on the grid in qualifying.

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 riders Aron Canet, Alonso Lopez and Aragon Grand Prix wild card Jeremy Alcoba, were back in action on Saturday at MotorLand Aragón for Free Practice 3 and qualifying, with the grid order for Sunday’s race at stake. The weather was kind again with clear skies and hot temperatures, although it was cooler than on Friday.

Aron Canet battled through the pain barrier yesterday to finish with the sixth fastest time. On Saturday morning he continued adapting his riding style to minimize the effect of the pain from his San Marino crash, notching the seventh best FP3 time. In the qualifying session, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider was conservative at first and as the clock ticked down he increased his pace to record a final best time of 1:57.953s for ninth place on the grid, at the back of row three.

Alonso Lopez finished Friday having had his best time cancelled after exceeding the track limits. On Saturday morning he was back on track in FP3 trying to eliminate this reoccurring issue, continuing his work later in qualifying. Finally, he achieved his aim and set a time of 1:59.011s for twenty-fifth place on the grid.

As for Jeremy Alcoba, who usually riders for the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 in the FIM CEV Repsol, he managed to take an important step forward during FP3, when he finished 20th and went under the two-minute mark. In qualifying he continued his progression, with a final time of 1:58.822s for twenty-second on the grid.

The three Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 riders will participate in the warmup on Sunday at 8:40am, with the race scheduled for 11:00am.

Aron Canet:

“I set a good time, lowering my best time at this track by half a second. It was a very fast session. I have a good feeling with my left shoulder and we are ready to ride at a good pace in tomorrow’s race. I’m sure that it will be a very hard-fought race in groups.”

Alonso Lopez:

“I’m happy with how everything worked out today; I didn’t pick up any more penalties for exceeding the track limits. Maybe I lacked a slipstream in order to further improve my time. Now I just need to place higher up the grid at races. I think tomorrow in the race we will have a large group to deal with, and I think we are ready to make a good fightback.”

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