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By Gresini Racing Moto3

Bastianini: “The last lap with traffic was not easy”

Two poles in two races for Enea Bastianini, ‘The Beast’ strong all weekend and able to avoid any incidents.

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Highlights: Bastianini makes it two poles in a row

As oil spillage during Qualifying for the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland saw the red flag brought out after a number of falls. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) stayed upright and prepared for his assault on pole once the session was restarted. It went down to the wire in the lightweight class, a third of the field beginning their final lap with red sectors. ‘The Beast’ expertly cut through the traffic to set a 1’27.129 and take his second pole of the year. This is his sixth pole and his third back-to-back one. He heads into Sunday’s race looking to become the first Moto3™ rider to win from pole since he claimed victory at the 2015 Misano GP.

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Bastianini: “It was not easy”

Enea Bastianini: “I’m happy for this pole position! We worked well throughout the whole weekend, showing a good competitiveness, always in the top three in all the practice sessions, so we expected to be able to do well in Qualifying. This afternoon the track temperature has risen and some issues emerged on the bike, but working we solved them and on my last attempt I could complete a very good lap, which allowed me to get the pole. The last lap with traffic was not easy, as always, but basically the other rider didn’t give me a big hassle, indeed they helped me, representing a reference in front of me, which is always helpful.”

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