It was the Thai rider that put in a late charge to claim a P8 finish as the flag fell
Tatchakorn Buasri (Honda Racing Thailand) put in a lap of 1:49.158 to score the best qualifying of his year after coming through Q1. The Thai rider has put the #5 machine in a strong position to be part of the top group racing for the win in both Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship races on Sunday. After a difficult start to the 2023 campaign, this is the boost the Honda Racing Thailand rider was looking for to get his season up and running.
Eddie O’Shea (British Talent Team) felt bullish ahead of qualifying, aiming for a place on the front two rows of the grid. However, the Brit was unable to find the time that put him in P4 in Saturday morning practice and will start both JuniorGP™ races from P14. Despite this, the British Talent Team rider will be confident that with a good start in both races, he can go with the leaders as the #8 has been a mainstay within the Top 4 of the timesheets for much of the weekend.
Faddilah Arbi Aditama (Astra Honda Racing Team) progressed through Q1 along with Buasri, unlike his Junior Talent Team compatriot, the Indonesian couldn’t quite match the time he set in the first part of qualifying and would go to take P18 on the grid. The Astra Honda Racing Team rider also started from P18 at Jerez and was running in the lead group in both races before claiming a career-best P9 finish in Race, the #93 will be aiming for the same on race-day.
Danial Shahril (Asia Talent Team) will start from P19 on the grid after narrowly missing out on a place in Q2. The Asia Talent Team rider couldn’t quite hit his stride after a promising start in FP1 at the start of the weekend. The Malaysian will be ready to get his elbows out when the lights go out for Round 4 and aim for a solid points-scoring finish.
Two stunning races lie ahead of the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship with Race 1 kicking off at 11:00 (GMT+1) with Race 2 at 14:00 at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.