Long lap penalty compromises Baltus´ comeback

Barry Baltus ended the race on 21st, Dupasquier is 24th on the finish line

Same track but different conditions. The Gran Prix Liqui Moly de Teruel, the second round scheduled at the Motorland Aragon was characterized by warmer temperature than the previous one. Of course this, had a main role in the riders performance.

Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier went back on Friday morning for the usual inaugural session of free practice, this time scheduled at 10. Jason Dupasquier started the weekend with the right feet, reaching a good 1´59.008 on his first exit on Friday. Unfortunately he wasn´t able to take advantage of this good performance in Saturday´s qualifying and had to start the race in 30th position.

Barry Baltus had a more difficult start of the weekend. After struggling on Friday, on Saturday´s qualifying he managed to improve by more than 1.5 seconds his qualifying time of last weekend and classified 23rd of the starting grid.

Carxpert PrüstelGP riders started their race on Sunday morning with the goal of reaching their first point. Barry Baltus´race was already compromised before the the lights went off. He received a long lap penalty, which had to be done in the first three laps of the race. After a good start, on lap 2 he did his penalty and find himself in the group behind him. But thanks to the good pace, he was able to stay in the group fighting for top-20, just after the front group. He finished the race in 21st position, happy with the performance but not with the result.

Jason Dupasquier, despite the starting position, started the race pushing since the first lap. After his group caught the group in front, he had unfortunately to go wide to avoid touching another rider. This compromised his race as he lost ground from the group he was fighting with and finished 24th.

Now PrüstelGP will have a one-week break before heading to Valencia and Portimao for the last races of the season. The Spanish track will also host the last rounds of FIM CEV next weekend. This will be the chance for Dirk Geiger, Cuna de Campeones PrüstelGP rider, to finish the season in the best way.

Barry Baltus #70, P21

It was a good race, the best way to finish this positive weekend. It was again difficult, as we improved a lot compared to last weekend but also everybody got faster. I am not happy with the result but the gap between me and the first is smaller. I want to thanks everybody, I will do my best again in Valencia and Portimao.

Jason Dupasquier #50, P24

We are improving race by race, we are getting faster but we still need to make a step forward especially in the qualifying! Starting from the last position didn´t help me for the race. I started pushing a lot already in the first lap, but I struggled with the rear tyre. I was in the group and we managed to catch the front group but then a rider braked really early and I was outside, so I went wide. Due to this I lost some seconds and unfortunately also the group where I was fighting. I will come back stronger for the next races for sure. We will reach the top-15 before the end of the season!

Tim Jüstel, Team Koordinator

Let ´s look at the positive side. Barry finished today only 5.6sec behind P1, even though the Long Lap Penalty cost him a good three seconds. Exactly these three seconds are missing in 15th place, so his race pace was really good this weekend. Jason was also very strong at the beginning of the race and set very good lap times. He was able to overtake several riders directly. Unfortunately he had to go far in turn 1 to avoid colliding with another rider. From then on he had no more contact with the leading group. It is a great pity that the hard work of the team and the riders hasn´t paid off yet.

Race results:

  1. Jaume Masia, Leopard Racing
  2. Ayumu Sasaki, Red Bull KTM Tech 3
  3. Kaito Toba, Red Bull KTM Ajo
  4. Albert Arenas, Solunion Aspar Team Moto3
  5. Celestino Vietti, SKY Racing Team VR46
  6. John McPhee, Petronas Sprinta Racing
  7. Deniz Öncü, Red Bull KTM Tech 3
  8. Darryn Binder, CIP Green Power
  9. Ai Ogura, Honda Team Asia
  10. Tony Arbolino, Rivacold Snipers Team


21- Barry Baltus, Carxpert PrüstelGP

24- Jason Dupasquier, Carxpert PrüstelGP

Fotoquelle: © [2020] RLekl

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