Jaume Masià rocks Misano for pole position
Saturday is done and dusted at the San Marino Grand Prix! Le0pard Racing will start tomorrow’s race from the first spot on the grid with Jaume Masià, who stormed to his third pole position of the season, while teammate Tatsuki Suzuki will do so from the 16th place:
- Another day dawned with nice but windy conditions on the shores of the Adriatic Sea for Saturday to kick off with Practice 3.
- Jaume Masià took to the track this morning determined to continue working in the same direction as yesterday, being the first rider to put in the first 1’41 of the weekend in the category. The Spaniard ended the session in 2nd position with a time of 1’41.655, just 0.04s off the top spot.
- For his part, Tatsuki Suzuki was able to improve his lap time and also his feeling, finishing Practice 3 in 10th position after he managed to set a 1’41.983.
- Both Le0pard riders awaited for the afternoon to come as they both made their way directly into Q2.
- Qualifying started as expected, with Jaume Masià and Tatsuki Suzuki pushing hard as the clock ticked down and everyone’s times, including theirs, got faster.
- As he had already shown during all Practice sessions, Jaume Masià had a strong rhythm, putting in a great last flying lap in Q2, improving in every sector and claiming pole position with a time of 1’41.638.
- On the other side of the blue box things were a bit more difficult, with Tatsuki Suzuki struggling to improve, setting a 1’42.684 as his best time in qualifying today to start tomorrow’s race from the 16th spot on the grid in the sixth row.
- The most important day of the weekend awaits, and we’re more than ready for it!
Jaume Masià, 1st
“It was difficult to set the lap because of the wind. Actually, I was surprised when I saw my time, I wasn’t expecting it. I’m really happy to have claimed pole position today, and I want to thank the team for their tireless hard work. I feel confident for tomorrow’s race”
Tatsuki Suzuki, 16th
“Yesterday I felt we were making a step forward, but today everything turned the other way around. It’s been tough, we struggled a lot to set a fast lap and, in the end, we’ll start from 16th tomorrow. I know I can do better, and I will keep fighting to do so”