Second row start for Zarco in the #SpanishGP, Tito to start from 23rd
Johann Zarco will start on the second row of the grid at the circuit of Jerez tomorrow. Tito Rabat will start from twenty-third on the grid. It has been an encouraging qualifier for Johann Zarco, who ended the session with the sixth best lap-time. The French rider, after having set the ninth best time in FP3, earned direct access to the Q2 session.
He set his best time at 1.37.054 on the last lap of his second run. Tito Rabat improved on yesterday’s lap-times today in FP3. He improved by 5 tenths, his time now being 1.38.412, and took part in the Q1 session. Tomorrow he will start from the twenty-third position.
I am happy with the qualifying result; it will be important to be on the second row. We still need to improve some things, but the bike has great potential, and I would like to get the most out of it. It is going to be very important to be able to get off to a good start from the second row.
The feeling with the bike has improved since yesterday and I improved on the lap-times. I am struggling with the rear, but I am delighted by how the FP3 session went this morning. I have gained more confidence with the bike and I will try to do as well as possible tomorrow.