Moto3 2022
Round 15

Suzuki And Foggia On Second Row At Aragon

es MotorLand Aragón

Team-mates Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) and Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) enjoyed a strong Q2 qualifying at MotorLand Aragon today, both securing second-row starts for the Grand Prix of Aragon.

Suzuki And Foggia On Second Row At Aragon

Both are confident of being in the lead pack tomorrow, in what will most likely be a big group race, with the circuit’s long main straight creating huge slipstreaming battles.

Suzuki qualified fourth, a fraction of a second off the front row, and will be chasing a second podium finish in three races. The 24-year-old from Chiba currently stands seventh in the 2022 Moto3 World Championship.

Foggia is third in the points race, 35 points off the leader, so the 21-year-old Italian still has a chance at the championship, if he can have a strong run in the final six races. He qualified sixth this afternoon, less than half a second off pole position.

Young Grand Prix rookie Taiyo Furusato (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) had a fantastic Saturday, improving from 23rd after FP1, FP2 and FP3 to take fourth in Q1 to gain graduation to Q2 for only the second time. The 17-year-old from Kanoya was 13th in Q2, which gives him his best-ever grid position – he will start the race from the fifth row of the grid and aiming for his first World Championship points.

Fellow GP rookie Mario Suryo Aji (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) qualified 25th quickest this afternoon. The 18-year-old Indonesian believes he could have bettered that performance if he had been able to find a slipstream on Aragon’s long main straight, which is so vital to a good lap time here.

Tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Aragon is the start of the hectic final stages of the 2022 Moto3 series, which has six Grands Prix races over eight weekends. The next two Sundays are the Japanese GP and the Thai GP, then it’s Australia and Malaysia. The season-ending Valencia GP takes place on 6 November.

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
Today has been my best practice day. In FP3 I lost a little feeling and I couldn't improve. But in Q1 I tried to push for a good lap time. On my lap attack I made a big mistake in the first sector, but I improved significantly in the others, gaining a place in Q2. In Q2 I was close to my best lap time. It has been a good day for me. This result showed me how important it is to know the circuit before I affront a Grand Prix. 

Mario Suryo Aji
Mario Suryo Aji 64
Honda Team Asia
The data showed us that I could do a good lap time, but when I was on track there weren't many groups. It's a pity because I couldn't improve my lap time today. From sector one to sector three I was good with my riding but I started to lose a lot in the last sector, with the big straight because I didn't get any slipstream. Tomorrow I'm sure the people in front will help me gain positions. I'll keep myself calm tonight to do better in the race. 

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