CARLOS TATAY OPENS WITH A POSITIVE FRIDAY IN JEREZ

FP1 y FP2

The Reale Avintia Moto3 started the Andalucia Grand Prix on the right foot after completing the first two free practice sessions at the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit.

The morning has begun well for Carlos Tatay. The Valencian rider set the sixth best time in the first session, staying only three tenths of a second behind the first position, obtaining a best time of 1:46.292. In the second free practice, Tatay finished in 20th position after spending the day working on used tyres for Sunday’s race.

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. the third free practice will take place, where Carlos Tatay will fight to enter directly to the Q2. The qualifying will start at 12:35.


“It was a very positive day and from the beginning I felt very comfortable with the bike. The changes we made in the warm-up last week have paid off and now we have to wait for tomorrow. We have a good feeling, a good rhythm and I think we can do well. Let’s keep working, don’t lose our mentality and see what we can do.”

CARLOS TATAY WILL START IN 22ND POSITION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX RACE

Clasificación

Carlos Tatay and Reale Avintia Moto3 completed qualifying for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, where the Valencian rider set the twenty-second fastest time of the session.

After the heavy crash during the second free practice yesterday, Carlos Tatay was back on track this morning for the third practice session and step by step he has recovered his feeling and confidence with his KTM. In Q1 Tatay stopped the clock at 2’10.120, only two tenths of a second off the best time in Q2. Therefore, the Reale Avintia Moto3 rider will start on the eighth line of the grid.

Tomorrow at 11:00 the Czech Republic Grand Prix race will take place at the Brno circuit, where Carlos Tatay will fight from the first lap to recover positions and finish in the best possible position.

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Carlos Tatay | 2'10.120 | P22


“It’s been a tough day from the start. Yesterday’s crash affected us mostly morally, physically I feel good, but I didn’t have the confidence and ease to do a good FP3. I took it easy, I wasn’t completely happy, I was going step by step and in the end in Q1 the times weren’t what I wanted, but the feelings were there. In the end we were only a tenth and a half away from going through to Q2, so we’re not happy, but we’re satisfied because we’re seeing progress and we’re moving forward. After yesterday’s crash, we’re getting up step by step.”