Brad struggles in adverse qualifying conditions, ready to go all out in race
Brad Binder completed his first laps in the wet with a Moto2 machine, getting a spot on the eighth row of the Argentinian Grand Prix with 24th place.
The Moto2 FP3 session was held in completely wet conditions. Despite going out on track in the early stages, both Brad and teammate Miguel Oliveira quickly returned to the garage, where they waited until the last quarter of an hour of the session. They thus used cut tyres without taking excessive risk, setting their respective best laps on their final attempt. Brad was 23rd -1:47.845.
A half-wet track and fine intermittent rainfall cast doubts in the minds of the Moto2 riders in qualifying. Brad struggled in the adverse conditions, as it was the first time he had faced them with a Moto2 bike. In the end, he achieved the twenty-fourth best time: 1:47.855.
The 23-lap Moto2 Argentinian GP begins tomorrow at 2:20pm local time.
41 BRAD BINDER
“It wasn’t an easy QP. I had a strange feeling with the wet tyres; it felt as if the track was very slippery because I couldn’t lean over at all, and the wheels were spinning a lot. It was very difficult to ride. Then I saw that the riders on slicks were eight or nine seconds faster, but it was still raining. In the end I tried to forget about the conditions of the track and push my hardest, but I never found my opportunity to ride fast. It is not a good result, but we must turn the page on it, work hard tomorrow and go all out.”
Source: Ajo Motorsport