Collin Veijer start the battle of Qatar from row 2
Collin Veijer secured the second row of the grid in the highly competitive Moto3 qualifying session at the Qatar Grand Prix on the Losail International Circuit. The Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact rider start from fifth place on the grid.
With the 16-lap race firmly in his sights, youngster Collin Veijer continued to work just as hard after his recent winning coup in Malaysia to do his best on the 5.38-kilometer-long Qatari race track. Once again, the 18-year-old rookie made a successful debut with third place in P2 after familiarising himself with the Losail International Circuit in the first practice session. The Dutchman also mastered the direct entry into qualifying two with his ninth place, in which he ultimately secured the fifth grid position behind his team-mate on row two.
Collin Veijer, P5 – 2’05.204 (+0.462): "I'm happy with my grid position, which we achieved in qualifying. On the other hand, I'm also a bit disappointed because I have the feeling that I could have gone a bit faster. Fortunately, it was enough for P5 on the grid, even though I had the feeling that I could have done a bit better. I wouldn't say it was good for pole position, because I was five tenths off, but I had the feeling that I could have done a bit better. In any case, our starting position is good, which is also true for Ayumu. Overall, I feel okay and confident, let's see what we can improve for the race."
Veijer will contest the penultimate race of the season on Sunday at 3.00 pm (CET) with the utmost eagerness.