Best seasonal result for Barry Baltus in Barcelona

The Belgian missed the points for just a few tenths, Jason Dupasquier ended 22nd

Third race weekend in a row for Carxpert Prüstel GP. This time the theater of the action was the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya who hosted the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier went back on track on Friday morning for the first free practice. After signing a promising first session in the morning, none of them could improve the laptime in the afternoon due to the strong wind who had a main role in the FP2.

Both riders started off with the right foot on Saturday morning, both really close to the top-15 and missing the direct access to Q2 only by a few tenths. Saturday qualifying was once again the weak point for the team, as both riders struggled to reach a competitive laptime. Barry Baltus had a crash at the beginning of the session and had only one lap, which was cancelled due to exceeding track limits. A bit more in front we find Jason Dupasquier, who started the race in 23rd place.

After a good warm up in the morning, both riders were willing to face the race with the right mood. Jason Dupasquier started from the 23rd place and struggled a bit during the whole race. He couldn´t express the good potential at his maximum.

Barry Baltus was author of a great comeback, starting from the back of the grid. He was involved in a great battle with the second group, which was able to the gap from the front group in the last few laps.

After three races in a row, now Carxpert PrüstelGP will have a short break and will get back on track in Le Mans on Friday 9th October.

Barry Baltus #70, P16

It was a good weekend! I felt so strong during the Free practice even if I didn´t find a very good laptime and we had to go through Q1. Then I had a very big highside at the beginning of Q1. Thanks to the job of the team I was able to go out again but the laptime got cancelled and I had to start from the back of the grid. The warm up was promising, I felt strong and confident for the race. I did a good start and I was able to pass some riders. Then the bike was really amazing! I had a great pace, always on low 49. The riders and me were able to catch the front group. I am happy, but not fully satisfied as I wanted the points. I felt very strong and I know we could have reached them. We will do it in Le Mans! Thanks to the team for the amazing job this weekend!

Jason Dupasquier #50, P22

We started well on Friday and Saturday. We improved in all sessions and we had a good bike for the race. I felt confident. It was my best qualifying so far this season, 23rd. I need to improve in the race, I have problem with my left arm and I need to check what´s going ok. The bike was ok but the grip was not the best. I know we can improve further and I know we can reach the point. I will take advantage of this short break. I will come back in Le Mans stronger and ready to fight!

Tim Jüstel, Team Coordinator

It is really a pity for Barry. He showed a great race today. Although the crash from the qualifying was still in his bones, he showed a great catch-up. Having already lost contact with the leading group, he caught up lap by lap and actually reached the group a few laps before the end. Unfortunately, this achievement was once again not rewarded with points. In the end, only 0.6 seconds were missing on 15th place and 5.6 seconds on the first. As I said, it is a great pity, because he really deserved his first points. Unfortunately Jason lost a few places after the start which he had to catch up afterwards. He couldn’t keep up with the pace of the group in front of him and rode almost the whole race alone.

Race Results:

  1. Darryn Binder, CIP Green Power
  2. Tony Arbolino, Rivacold Snipers Steam
  3. Denis Foggia, Leopard Racing
  4. Sergio Garcia, Estrella Galicia 0,0
  5. Alonso Lopez, Sterilgarda Max Racing Team
  6. Romano Fenati, Sterilgarda Max Racing Team
  7. Jaume Masia, Leopard Racing
  8. Celestino Vietti, SKY Racing team VR46
  9. Niccoló Antonelli, SIC58 Squadra Corse
  10. Gabriel Rodrigo, Kömmerling Gresini Moto3

16. Barry Baltus, Carxpert PrüstelGP

22. Jason Dupasquier, Carxpert PrüstelGP

Fotoquelle: © [2020] RLekl

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