#ItalianGP - May 31, 2024

Just a couple of days after the Gran Premi de Catalunya, Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 Moto3™ squad was already back on track on Frida as the action of the iconic Gran Premio d’Italia Brembo began, with Jacob Roulstone and Daniel Holgado hitting the track early in the morning on a drying track. Roulstone made a decent progress throughout the day as we saw him settle in P10 at the end of P1, while Holgado struggled to find the perfect way to ride his GASGAS and missed out on his usual provisional Q2 ticket, completing the first day in seventeenth, more than two seconds away from the fastest, David Alonso.

Red Bull GASGAS Tech3's rookie Jacob Roulstone was eager for a new race week before a three week-break, and his eighth place in Catalunya saw him heading to Tuscany with a good amount of confidence. Friday morning was as usual, about learning the track, and the Australian finished in P20, 2.8 seconds from the fastest rider. Once the basics were settled, Jacob was able to up his pace a bit more in the afternoon, and with the confidence growing, we saw him progress to tenth in the standing, with a 1’56.297, a bit more than one second from the top of the timesheets. The GASGAS Tech3 rider will have a provisional Q2 ticket to defend tomorrow, as he targets a good grid position ahead of Sunday.

Sixth of the Catalan Grand Prix last week at home, Spaniard Daniel Holgado was back at the magical Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, where he brilliantly won last season on the finish-line to take his third win of 2023. Now second in the championship after David Alonso’s win in Montmelo saw him become the new leader, it was key for Holgado to start the weekend strong. If the morning’s Free Practice went quite well after he finished in P4, 1.321 seconds off the top, the afternoon’s Practice 1 was surely not the one expected by the Spaniard. Somehow, he struggled to put all the pieces together to ride a good enough lap to settle within the top 14, and his lap in 1’56.862 (+2.191), sees him end the day in P17. A hard working evening awaits Holgado’s team as they hope to rectify the situation in tomorrow’s Practice 2, at 8:40 local time (GMT+2).

Position: 10th

Time : 1'56.297

Laps: 14

"We had a good first day here in Mugello. As usual, in the morning we focused on getting used to the track and getting down to the basics. I lacked a bit of confidence with the track conditions of the morning, but in the afternoon, we felt much better. We found interesting things, the bike felt a lot better, and I feel happy with the progress we made between the morning and the afternoon!"

Position: 17th

Time : 1'56.862

Laps: 14

"Today was a very difficult day for us, because the bike did not feel right for us. We tried a different setting to help me progress in the areas where I have some weaknesses, but somehow it did not help me at all. It is quite unusual for us to have that lack of feeling on a Friday, but we are going to work really hard with the team to try to rectify the situation. Tomorrow is an important day, a new day, and a new opportunity to make things right.”


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