Difficult qualifying sees Augusto line up fourteenth for the Italian GP

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The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello hosted qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders continuing with their good feeling at the track and moving straight into Q2, after improving their Friday’s times in the FP3. Augusto Fernandez lines up for the race on the Row 5, in 14th place.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo faced FP3 looking to improve their times and make it straight through to Q2. Despite high temperatures, the duo quickly upped their pace from Friday, establishing themselves as two of the most competitive riders in the session. Augusto had a solid performance, placing third after stopping the clock at 1:51.828, on his 13th lap of 17.

In the afternoon, the pair took on Q2. Drops of rain fell before the start of the session. On Row 5, Fernandez qualified 14th with a time of 1:51.940.

The 21-lap Moto2 Italian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday at 12:20 PM local time.

“It’s a shame that I didn’t have a good qualifying session, after the good feeling we have had throughout the weekend. The temperatures dropped compared to the previous sessions and my feeling on the bike changed a bit. I wasn’t able to take full advantage of the new set of tyres. I will take away the information that we have obtained riding in these conditions, since tomorrow it seems they will be similar. This afternoon we will continue working with the team to find what will allow me to feel more comfortable. I know that we have a strong pace and that if we can make a good start, we can be at the front. We have things clear and we are looking forward to tomorrow’s race.”