Top 20 position for Kornfeil in the qualifying

Dry conditions at the start, wet in the end. The riders of Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT Kornfeil and Pulkkinen had a hard time in the qualifying for the “GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland” and will start their race from 19th and 30th position.

Just like at the last race weekend in Assen everyone in the paddock was looking up to the sky on this Saturday – will it rain or not? At the beginning of the session it stayed dry, similar to the practice in the morning, but for the last 15 minutes light rain started after all.

Compared to the good result in the third Free Practice where Kornfeil finished 14th the experienced Czech had some difficulties to find a good lap in the qualifying at first. But in the last 20 minutes of the qualifying he found his pace again and closed the gap to the leaders further reaching the 1:27.0 mark as well. In the end he couldn´t hold this good position. After the rain started Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT pilot Kornfeil couldn´t improve his lap time compared with the other riders. With a personal best time of 1:27.680 posted in lap 10 he found himself in a narrow grid only one second behind the leader on 19th position.

Patrik Pulkkinen was mainly focused on the correct lines in the corners and improving his lap time. With a 1:28.806 the young Fin improved his lap time by 0.3 seconds but the other riders made some progress as well. So in the race tomorrow Pulkkinen will start from 29th position.

As usual in Europe the “GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland” will kick off at 11am. So keep your fingers crossed for a successful comeback!

Qualifying Times Moto3TM
1. A. Canet | SPA | HONDA | 1:26.688
2. J. Mir | SPA | HONDA | 1:26.933 (+ 0.245)
3. N. Bulega | ITA | KTM | 1:26.981 (+ 0.293)
19. J. KORNFEIL | CZE | PEUGEOT | 1:27.680 (+ 0.992)
30. P. PULKKINEN | FIN | PEUGEOT | 1:28.806 (+ 2.118)

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