Termas de Rio Hondo (ARG), April 1st, 2023
At Fantic Racing, we like action movies with suspense.
Celestino Vietti? He had to pass from Q1 to "warm up". As in Q2, he was really fast, improving lap after lap until the excellent 1.42.692 (0,220s from the pole position). He got the sixth position on the grid, the same as last year. Now everything is ready for the race, the set-up is good, and the rider is determined: there are all the ingredients for a good dish. We will wait until tomorrow.
Unlucky Gomez. Another rider unexpectedly closed the throttle in front of him. The rider from Murcia is forced out of the track to avoid the contact, but the guard rail is there, waiting for him, and Borja throws himself on the grass to avoid it.
His qualifying finished prematurely, and he will have to face an upward race, starting from the last row.
Celestino Vietti: "Overall, I'm happy with the result, I lacked a bit of constancy in the free practice, which slowed us down a bit, but we are ready for tomorrow's race. On the technical side, we have made some good progress since yesterday, but we still need to fix some minor details. We'll do our best to bring home a good result.”
Borja Gomez: "I am disappointed with today's qualifying. The bike was great, and I was feeling good too. Unfortunately, while I was doing a good lap, a rider in front of me had a huge risk, and I was forced to move into the grass to avoid him. I lost control of the bike in the slippery grass and had to jump off it to avoid the wall. We know we'll have to face a tough race tomorrow, but we will try our best to make a good comeback."