Espononsorama Racing completed the qualifying session for the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat in 10th and 17th position respectively.
Thanks to good free practices, Johann Zarco has been able to directly access Q2. Despite a small crash during FP4, the team has done a great job in getting the bike ready for qualifying. The French rider scored a 1’32.218, a time that allowed him to finish in a worked TOP-10.
Tito Rabat despite taking a step forward in the qualifying has not managed to overcome the cut of Q1. In his last attempt, the Spanish rider made a mistake in the first corner after losing control of the rear of his Ducati and, as a result, was unable to improve his final time of 1’32.791.
Tomorrow at 14:00 the San Marino Grand Prix race will start, where Esponosorama Racing will fight from the first lap to keep scoring important points for the championship.
Johann Zarco | 1'32.218 | P10
“I want to be on the top 6, because be on the two first rows are very important for the race, but I had a freaky afternoon. During the FP4, first I had a technic problem, and then I had a crash ant it was a problem because this was the bike with I had to do the qualifying. The team did an amazing job because they change a lot of things in a short time and the bike was ready to the qualifying. It was very import because a top10 is better than a last position. I think I could be fighting for the top8 with the group in tomorrow’s race”
Tito Rabat | 1'32.791 | P17
“It was a good day, in FP4 I really enjoyed myself, I understood things about the bike. In qualifying, in the second start, I was overconfident with the rear wheel. I think it’s not a problem with the tire, but if we find the solution it will help me to have feeling in the first laps of the race and to have a good race”.