Ángel Nieto Team Moto3 - Qatar GP QP2018-03-17 17:16
The Angel Nieto Team rider will start the season from fourteenth position at the Losail International Circuit, with teammate Albert Arenas twenty-third
Qualifying for the Moto3 Qatar Grand Prix was a tight affair, and it was Italian rider Niccolò Antonelli who clinched the first pole position of 2018. Jorge Martín missed out by just a thousandth of a second, having taken half of the available pole positions last season. He will start from second, just ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo -the highest placing KTM rider on the grid.
Andrea Migno will start the season’s action from fourteenth place, after setting a time of 2:07.586 in a session affected by strong winds and a drop in temperatures at sunset. The Italian is looking to complete work on the setup of his KTM alongside his crew, in order to continue climbing positions and fight for a spot at the front in tomorrow's race.
Teammate Albert Arenas is also looking for a fightback -in his case from the eighth row of the grid. Arenas was unable to complete a fast final lap and close in on the pacesetters, but has high ambitions for raceday.
14th Andrea Migno 2:07.586 (13 laps): "I couldn’t complete a fast lap. It was a shame, but we didn’t give up because there is still a lot to be decided. During the warmup session prior to tomorrow's race we will try to fine tune the setup. The race will be held in daylight, so it will be a bit hotter than today. It will be tough, but it will be the same for everyone. We have to focus on the setup to achieve our goal in the race."
23rd Albert Arenas 2:08.480 (13 laps): "We risked everything on one lap, in the final minutes, but it didn’t work out well. In the final stage of the session we weren’t in a bad position, but it was not enough; we needed a good time to get a better place on the grid. I feel good with the bike, but I don’t think I have been able to make the most of the weekend's work so far. We will try to do that tomorrow in the race."
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