Filip Salac starts from the front row – Yamanaka in P20

At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in San Marino the CarXpert PrüstelGP Team will be on the front row of the grid with Filip Salac.

The Moto3 World Championship riders had to complete both free practice sessions of the first day at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in the rain – and they started the third practice session this Saturday just the same. Filip Salac was able to continue his strong performance from Friday and finished FP3 in fourth place. The strong performance of the Czech meant a direct step into Q2, which was also held in wet conditions. Salac finished at the front of the field in this session as well and will thus start tomorrow’s race from second place. Ryusei Yamanaka had a reserved start to the second day of this race weekend: ranked 17th in the morning, he did not make the direct step into Q2 and had to prove himself in the first qualifying session. The Japanese finished in P6, which means he will start tomorrow’s race in 20th place.

The Moto3 race starts tomorrow, Sunday, at 11.00 am and will be held over 23 laps on the 4.2-kilometer Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Filip Salac #12 (P2 | 1’49.174)

“The second day here in Misano was great – I would even say it was one of our strongest days this season. We didn’t even have to optimize too much on the bike, because we were consistently up front from the first practice and were always able to stay in the Top5. I am extremely happy with the overall performance and with our teamwork. In the race I know that the first laps will be important, which are always a challenge here in Misano. But we are ready – I can’t wait to start the race tomorrow.”

Ryusei Yamanaka #6 (P20 | 1’50.590)

“The conditions today were never completely dry, even though there were more dry spots lap after lap. Apart from that, I kept struggling with the technical setup of the bike – so we couldn’t really improve a lot compared to the first practice session yesterday. However, we are now focusing on the race. I will give everything to make a good start and fight my way up a few places in the race.”

Pictures by © [2021] Steve Wobser

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