Liqui Moli Intact GP team rider Tony Arbolino finished the qualifying session of the Qatar Grand Prix, first round of the 2021 season, with the 18th fastest time. Thanks to the contribution of the manager Carlo Pernat, we can give you the impressions of the rider from Garbagnate Milanese.
Tony: "The impact was not what we thought it would be but we know where we made mistakes and where we need to improve. At the end I just wanted to have as much fun as I could in my first Moto2 qualifying session, I had a little less fun for the result but I think one second from the first, we lost some tenths along the way. We also made a mistake in the qualifying strategy with our teammate, but you learn from your mistakes. First race, good start, we'll try to attack each other and get into that flow that makes you move forward. It was better to go it alone".
"I am optimistic for the start because I start very strong even with this bike. In my opinion I can gain some positions and then be aggressive in the first two laps with the new tire, try to exploit it as much as I can and then attack someone, learn behind someone and try to file tenths."