CATALAN ROUND | SUPERPOLE & RACE 1
Balda took a splendid second place after a complicated Superpole. In fact Lorenzo
crashed at turn 12 but managed to get back on track with five minutes to go thanks to the quick work of the team: in the few minutes remaining Balda gave his all, obtaining an excellent fourth position on the grid.
Race 1 got underway at 15.15, but was immediately interrupted due to a crash.
In the second start – with the race reduced to 12 laps – Lorenzo got off to an excellent start, finishing the first lap in third place.
As the race went on Balda managed to stay in the group fighting for the podium, taking second place at the start of the final lap and holding on to it until the finish.
Tomorrow Balda will be back on track for Race 2 at 12:30.
“In Superpole I unfortunately ended up on a small patch of water at turn 12, and as a result I crashed hard. In the moments immediately after the crash I didn’t feel 100%, but I gritted my teeth and took a good 4th position. I didn’t know what to expect from the race, so a 2nd position is a fantastic result. We improved on yesterday, which is another positive side of the day. Now I have to rest, so that I can give everything again tomorrow!“.
Lorenzo Baldassarri #7