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Canepa Finishes 16th After Superpole Qualifying


Round Three – Motorland Aragon, Spain 10-12th April 2015

Qualifying and Superpole – 11th April

Conditions: Dry, sunny

Team Hero EBR rider Niccolò Canepa qualified well inside the requirements to enter Superpole 1 at the Motorland Aragon circuit and ended up 16th on the grid. His team-mate Larry Pegram went 22nd on the grid after regular qualifying.

Canepa, who was 17th in the combined times improved one place in Superpole and will now start the two 18-lap WSB races from the front of the 6th row.

After missing track time on day one rider/team manager Pegram made significant improvements on the second day at Motorland missing out on entering Superpole 1 by just two places.

Having never seen the circuit before this weekend Pegram is still learning the finer nuances of the long 5.077km circuit and he understands he still has potential to improve before raceday on Sunday.

Larry Pegram
“For me it was a big improvement today and we took over two seconds off from Friday. Every lap I am getting faster so we just needed the session that we missed yesterday. Today was good, we improved, but we have a lot more room to go quicker. I am not at the limit and I just wished we could have gone faster, earlier. There are a couple of sectors around here where the corners are blind and that is where I am losing a bit of time. I followed Nick for a lap and it helped me a ton in getting comfortable with the track.”

Niccolò Canepa

“Today was good especially as after my crash yesterday. I was not really OK; not riding well. Today we worked a little bit better and we improved the bike using the qualifying tyre compared to the race tyre. It got better all day and I am quite satisfied because although it has not been an easy weekend we are all doing our best. I hope to have good pace for the races tomorrow because we want it.”

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