Augusto places eleventh on first day in Qatar
Once again the Qatari track of Losail (Qatar) is the one chosen to give the starting signal to a new season of World Championship action, always being a very special grand prix for the riders and teams.
The morning session started well for the FlexBox HP 40 riders, Augusto Fernández and Lorenzo Baldassari. Augusto, who will race his first Qatar grand prix this weekend, has quickly been among the best of the day and finished the first session in sixth position.
In the afternoon Augusto continued working and adjusting the set-up of his Kalex and has stopped the clock in a time of 1: 59.143, placing himself in the eleventh position.
The rider of the HP 40 FlexBox will return to the track tomorrow with another double training session. At 12:45 – Spanish peninsular time – the last free practice and, at 5:05 p.m., the official timed that will determine the order of the starting grid.
Augusto Fernández, 11th, 1:59.143 (0.508)
“The first day in Qatar went well. We have a good set-up and the pace is good, although we have not had a good lap. I’m not worried and I’m sure tomorrow we’ll give it, but I’m happy with the sensations” .