Tech3 KTM Factory Racing returned to the action with a busy Saturday as usual, starting with the final two free practice sessions, followed by the qualifying ones.
Both on the lookout for more comfortable set-ups, Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner appeared to have made progress on Saturday during the free practice sessions as they both managed to improve their lap times with good race paces. In qualifying 1, the Spaniard’s personal best in 1’47.671 placed him twenty-first while Remy Gardner, a bit unlucky today, had to settle with his best lap in 1’47.847, and will start the Aragon GP from P22. The lights will go out on Sunday at 14:00 (GMT+2) for twenty-three laps.
Grid Position: 21
"The feelings on the bike improved today, especially towards the final free practice and the qualifying session. My race pace was not too bad although we have margin to improve the front of the bike. It is important for me to be able to ride like I would like, so today we made progress. I look forward to racing tomorrow and I hope that we can do a good result here in Aragon."
Grid Position: 22
"The day started well with FP3 because I felt more comfortable with the set up I had. In qualifying, I had an issue on the bike which forced me to head back to the garage, and then I was just unlucky. On my first flying lap, Maverick Viñales crashed in front of me, then Pol Espargaro crashed too on my second fast lap, so I just finished like I could. It is a shame because we could have had a better position on the grid. Let’s try to have a good race tomorrow."