Spaniard Albert Arenas has taken the first pole position of the 2013 European Junior Cup season after a late charge saw him displace long time provisional pole sitter Guillaume Raymond. Raymond (who was fastest yesterday), held on to second ahead of a much improved Michael Canducci. Kiwi Jake Lewis also improved late in the session to take 4th just a fraction ahead of Illian Fernandez and Javier Orellana who completed the top 6. Zac Levy will start tomorrow’s race in 7th after initially heading the timesheet early in the session, while Peter Sebastyen and Ali Adriansvah Rusmiputro rounding out the top 9.
Less than 2 seconds cover the top 13, so with slipstreaming expected to play a big part in the race we can expect a big battle to claim the podium places tomorrow.
Sabrina Paiuta from Brazil continued to mix it amongst the front runners by putting her CBR500cc Honda into a solid 12th position overall. Amelie Demoulin from France was 34th on her Honda.
Several riders tumbled in the session, thankfully all without injury.
The opening round of the 2013 European Junior Cup will take place at 1635 local time tomorrow and is scheduled to run over 8 laps of the Motorland Aragon circuit.