#SpanishGP - April 27, 2024

A rainy morning awaited the Moto3™ class on Saturday at the Gran Premio de España, forcing the lightweight boys to start their day in tricky track conditions before the sun returned at lunch time. Luckily, the job done yesterday by Red Bull GASGAS Tech3’s boys Jacob Roulstone and Daniel Holgado meant that their respective second and fourth positions remained unchanged, and they qualified directly for Q2. However, things didn't go our way in qualifying, with both riders crashing at turn 5 in their respective opening laps. Both could not return on track and did not set a lap time, which will force them to start from P17 and P18 on Sunday. Both riders were lucky enough to come out of today with no injuries!

After making a top job on Friday as he closed day one of action second fastest, Australian rookie Jacob Roulstone tried the wet conditions this morning at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. If David Alonso remained the fastest in the wet too, Jacob got himself into a good start, but unfortunately he got trapped by the slippy track and suffered a high side. Fortunately, the rider was ok, but that was it for the #12, who qualified to Q2 anyway in second in the combined standings. The sun was back later on when it was qualy time. Joined by Piqueras, Carraro, Farioli and Fernandez, Jacob disputed his 4/4 final qualifying. He waited a bit to go on track, but when he did so, Jacob crashed at turn 5 and was unable to rejoin the action. Without a time set, he finished in P17, and he will start the Spanish Grand Prix from row 6 on Sunday.

Turning nineteen years old today, birthday boy Daniel Holgado remained composed in the wet this morning. Without taking too much risk, the Spaniard rode ten laps and a best in 1’59.949 placed him twenty-second of P2, but he still headed to the final qualifying session after finishing fourth yesterday. Unfortunately, things didn't go well either on this side of Red Bull GASGAS Tech3’s garage, with Dani crashing straight into turn 5 of his opening lap. He, too, was unable to rejoin the action, and finished eighteenth. Huge danger for the championship leader who sees his title rival David Alonso take the pole position. Holgado will have a big task tomorrow if he wants to keep contact with the Aspar rider. Don’t miss the Moto3™ race, on Sunday at 11:00 (GMT+2).

Grid Position: 17

Time: No time set

Laps: 0

"Eventful day is the least we can say. I felt good in the wet conditions this morning, but while I was on a good lap, I crashed. I still headed to Q2 thanks to our great Friday, which I was happy about. In Q2, I had to pit in after the out lap, which was a bit of a disappointment, but I remained calm until I exited the box. Then we crashed on turn 5, a bit unlucky, but we have a good pace, so we will try to do a good job in the race."

Grid Position: 18

Time: No time set

Laps: 0

"Today was very difficult for me. In Practice 2, we did not have a good feeling in the wet, and then in qualifying I made a big mistake. We will start far, but I am confident that we can do a good job in the race, and we will try to take a good start, recover positions quickly in order to be at the front. From there, we will see if we can go home with a good result.”


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