2017 Qatar GP Qualifying – The rain changes the programs and qualifications in Qatar. However, the drivers are unanimous. Do not run the 2017 Qatar GP Qualifying, it was the best solution. The asphalt is only partly dry and wet. So, it did not provide adequate safety conditions for racing. Therefore, the starting grids comes from combined time of three free sessions. So, the 2017 Qatar GP Qualifying best rider is Maverick Vinales.
2017 Qatar GP Qualifying: Maverick Vinales in Pole Position
“It was a weird day. The decision was the right one.” said Mav. “The track was too dangerous to run. My Yamaha is ok. I’m hoping for good weather and I will try to improve again in the warm-up. What will happen if it rains on Sunday? We’ll see. It would be useful to first try the track. However, we will always have the priority to safety.”
Valentino Rossi is not happy, but he approves the decision. “The 2017 Qatar GP Qualifying was unfortunate for us. But it is not a drama. However, it’s a problem starting in the fourth row. Because from there it’s all more complicated. We had changed to try. So, we will test our solution during the warm-up. The conditions were impossible.”
“It’s a very important place for us.” said instead Iannone, second with his new Suzuki. “Maybe we were a bit lucky. But we worked so hard to find this step. Now I feel better. There were absolutely, the conditions to run in this Saturday. It was too dangerous and in these cases comes before safety.”
“In race one podium for us would be great.” said Marc Marquez. “The conditions were not ideal for running and it could be a risk for the riders. Remains the doubt of not knowing what will grip the track and certainly won’t be a race complex. We should well warm up to.”
Loris Capirossi, representative of the Dorna in Race Direction, said it was difficult to run. So, the Race Direction tried to arrange another session. But it was worse than anyone could think. “There is no drainage of asphalt. Why here doesn’t expect so much rain? We will do something for next season. So, this race will bring in 30 seconds the warm up for each class. Extending them to 10 minutes“