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Bulega: “We will try to fight for the win”

Bulega: “We will try to fight for the win”

Nicolo Bulega takes pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in just his fifth Grand Prix appearance and aims to break Jerez's pole curse.

Having taken pole position for the 2015 FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Nicolo Bulega arrived at round four of the World Championship quietly confident. His confidence proved correct as he set 1’46.223, just 0.05s off the pole record, to take a career first World Championship pole position. The talented Italian ended 0.213s ahead of championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and is ready to battle with the best for victory. At 16 years old, Bulega becomes the second youngest Italian rider to start from pole in Grand Prix racing, Marco Melandri continuing to hold on to his record.

Even as a rookie, Bulega has proven he can fight for victory having mixed it with the front group in Qatar, a track he had never seen before. Back in 2015, Jerez was the only race which Bulega won in the CEV on his way to the title and he’s keen take to the top step of the podium once more. If he were to win, he would be the fourth youngest Italian to win a GP. Winning the race will also mean breaking the curse of pole position in Jerez, no rider winning the lightweight class race from pole at the Spanish GP since 2005. It looks set to be a big day for Bulega.

Nicolo Bulega: “I am very happy to get the first pole of my life in the fourth race of the season. The bike goes well, the team has done a great job and we will try to fight for the win tomorrow but Moto3 is always difficult.”

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