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Navarro: “I encountered several other riders”

Navarro: “I encountered several other riders”

Jorge Navarro makes his third trip to the front row, matching his best Qualifying result.

Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Jorge Navarro will start the Motul TT Assen from second on the grid, matching his best ever Qualifying result from a wet Le Mans earlier this season. The Spanish rider continues his gradual curve of improvement, having shaken off his reputation as a rider who frequently crashes when he rode for the Marc VDS Racing team last year.

A first podium in the World Championship is still his main desire, a finish of sixth last time out his best result to date. The launch off the line will be crucial for Navarro as the tight first section of Assen can often see drama, especially in Moto3™ with 36 riders on the grid for Saturday’s race. In Catalunya Navarro was able to stick with the leading pack for much of the race before fading towards the end of the race.

Jorge Navarro: "After a very positive weekend, in which we have improved in every session, I came into the qualifying session knowing that we could do well. At first I found a lot of traffic and it was a little frustrating: I knew I could go faster. I encountered several other riders who, without ever stopping, rode quite slowly and bothered me a little. In the end I managed to find space and I complete a lap without anyone hindering me. On the last lap I could push hard and I am happy with second place. For tomorrow we have a good pace and I feel comfortable with the bike. The aim will be to start well, have a good race and keep gaining experience."

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, QP, Jorge Navarro, Estrella Galicia 0,0

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