Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier ended respectively in 22nd and 23rd place
Second week, second chance to chase the points at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Misano Adriatico (Italy) in the Gran Premio dell´Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini.
After the good performance of last Sunday race, Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier clearly proved to have the speed to be in the top-15. To reach the points, a good place on the starting grid is the key to make the job easier.
As usual the team started to work hard already on Friday, with the goal of collecting data in view of race and before qualifying practice. With the points as main goal, the riders focused on improving the feeling the bike with both used and new tyres.
Jason Dupasquier did a constant improvement in terms of lap time in all three free practice sessions, but unfortunately he struggled a bit during Q1 and was forced to start from the 30th place of the starting grid. Barry Baltus instead started his Saturday morning with a direct access into Q2 thanks to the 12th best time in the combined timesheet. At his debut in the second qualifying, he classified 17th for the starting grid of the race.
Unfortunately nor Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier could take advantage of the work done during the weekend on Sunday race. Barry Baltus didn´t do his best start and was 19th in the first lap. Jason Dupasquier recovered many positions in the first few laps and found himself in the same group of his teammate.
Now Carxpert PrüstelGP team flies directly to Barcelona for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. The bikes will be back on track on Friday 25th for the first free practice, while the race is scheduled on Sunday 27th at 11. In the same days in Germany, our Junior Team will be in Hockenheim for the third event of NTC. A double race weekend is approaching!
Barry Baltus #70, P22
It was not my best race. But we clearly make a step forward this weekend, reaching the Q2. But unfortunately we couldn´t repeat the same performance in the race. I need to stay focused because Barcelona is already next week. It won´t be easy. But I need to prove what I am capable of. I still need to improve but we are on a good way. I want to thanks my team for the amazing job!! I am sorry about the race and I know we can do much better!
Jason Dupasquier #50, P23
The beginning of this second race weekend was good. I improved my laptime in every session, but we struggled a lot in qualifying. I started in 29th place and I knew I needed to recover many positions. I did a good start, but then lap after lap I couldn´t show my real potential. I did my best but I still to learn a lot especially in fighting against other riders, in order to catch the group. We are improving step by step, and I know results and the points will come very soon. Now two days off and we are back on track for Barcelona GP.
Tim Jüstel, Team Coordinator
It was a difficult race for both riders . Unfortunately our expectations were not fulfilled after Barry’s direct entry into Q2 and we still haven’t scored any championship points. Today we were missing about one second per lap from the leader in the race. We have to face this fact. We will certainly not let our heads hang down, but concentrate on what we have learned here. There are still 7 races to go this season. This is what we are looking at and we want to show that we can be fast.
- Romano Fenati, Sterilgarda Max Racing Team
- Celestino Vietti, SKY Racing Team VR46
- Ai Ogura, Honda Team Asia
- Albert Arenas, Gaviota Aspar Team Moto3
- Jaume Masia, Leopard Racing
- Raul Fernandez, Red Bull KTM Ajo
- Deniz Öncü, Red Bull KTM Tech3
- Andrea Migno, SKY Racing Team VR46
- Kaito Toba, Red Bull KTM Ajo
- John McPhee, Honda Team Asia
22. Barry Baltus, Carxpert PrüstelGP
23. Jason Dupasquier, Carxpert PrüstelGP
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