Xavi Cardelús and André Pires have completed the e-Pole of the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at the Circuit de Barcelona.
The Andorran rider, who is showing a great progression since the beginning of the season, has achieved a TOP-10 for tomorrow’s race. Cardelús closed his lap with a time of 1:51.398, just 9 tenths of a second slower than the fastest one.
André Pires had finished in 18th position. The Portuguese rider has shown an interesting improvement since the first practice session considering that he is on a new track for him with a bike he is still learning on.
Tomorrow at 16:00 will start the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya race.
Xavier Cardelús | 1'51.398 | P10
“It wasn’t a bad day, we were able to improve and I’m happy about that. We did the e-Pole with some changes in the bike, but with only one lap in qualifying it’s difficult to adapt to all these changes. Anyway, tomorrow we start in 10th position, and we are not far from the front riders, so I hope to be in that group during tomorrow’s race.”
André Pires | 1'55.509 | P18
“It was a bit of a strange e-Pole. I’m still adapting, but I liked it because I felt good with the bike. It wasn’t a good time, but the important thing is that I have a good feeling with the bike. Now it’s time to get ready for the race and I want to thank the team because we found some things to improve.”