First day completed for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 at German Grand Prix17/06/2022
Holgado finishes 12th in Free Practice, with Masia 13th
Free Practice for the German Grand Prix took place this Friday at Sachsenring, with Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders Dani Holgado and Jaume Masia ending the day 12th and 13th overall, respectively. Both improved their pace in FP2 and made their way provisionally into Q2.
Masia started FP1 feeling good, with his teammate making progress lap after lap. After the first minutes of the session, Masia suffered a small crash at Turn 1 when in third position. Holgado improved his time in the final stretch and concluded in 12th, with a 1:27.303 from 19 laps. Masia was 15th thanks to a 1:27.338, set on his 13th lap of 14.
In the afternoon session, the pair improved positions, although they initially struggled to best their times from the morning. After their first return to the box, they worked together in a strategy that paid off: Holgado was 11th with a time of 1:26.892, achieved on his 17th lap of 20. Masia was 12th with a 1:26.902 lap, from his total of 21 attempts. They claimed 13th and 12th overall.
Moto3 Q1 takes place on Saturday, at 12:35 PM local time, with Q2 at 1 PM.
Results (Combined practice times FP1 – FP2)
1. Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda) 1:26.363
2. Izan Guevara (GasGas) 1:26.459 +0.096
3. Dennis Foggia (Honda) 1:26.525 +0.162
4. Joel Kelso (KTM) 1:26.608 +0.245
5. John McPhee (Husqvarna) 1:26.691 +0.328
12. Dani Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:26.892 +0.529
13. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:26.902 +0.539
#5 JAUME MASIA
“I’m very happy with today’s practice at Sachsenring. I suffered a small crash at the first corner during FP1, but then in the afternoon, in FP2, we took a step forward. Tomorrow we will face the last Free Practice and qualifying very motivated, and we will continue working with the race in mind.”
#96 DANI HOLGADO
“It has been a very positive day. We worked well with the used tyre, and with the new one we took a step forward in that aspect. We have to improve on some points, but we know what we have to do. Tomorrow we will continue working in the same way, and we will look for a good result.”