Marcel Schrötter (18.): “Stand there like a loser” / Moto2

Marcel Schrötter was seriously disappointed after being last in Jerez’s Q2. The Kalex driver from the Intact GP Team has no explanation for the large deficit.

After FP3, Marcel Schrötter was still in a promising fourth place overall at the “Gran Premio Red Bull de España”. The disappointment after qualification 2 was all the greater when the 29-year-old Bayer was number 18, 1,529 seconds behind the pole setter Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia).

“There really is not much to say,” Schrötter said soberly Saturday afternoon in Jerez. “It’s a huge disappointment. It seems like I’m messing around qualifying every time. Being last and far – I have no idea. I could have risked even more with one or two laps more and maybe two tenths faster. “But at such a distance it does not matter. It is really disappointing and so frustrating. I have no idea why it is happening.”

The Kalex driver struck once. “I came in because we knew that the tires usually have the best potential in the first three laps. Chantra put a quick time in Q1 on lap 5, it is possible, but the tire has the most potential in the first laps. “

“I did not want to get too involved in the fights in the beginning, but it turned out that I had two good drivers around me in Dixon and Canet. You obviously want to take the chance and take advantage of it. Then we stopped first and there “something happened again in another – I thought to myself: If so, then now. I got fresh tires and tried a restart. I also had two laps, but they were just too slow.”

“In the first race, I had a bit of a feeling when I tried to get close to Canet, but just did not have a chance. It’s extremely funny, you just can not understand it. Of course, I’m back as the biggest loser, so it’s just not fun. You try, you fight and you do, you feel like you’re making progress – and that kind of thing happens. It was not just bad training where one says the others were faster. We are one and a half seconds away, and that is just not possible, ”Schrötter emphasized.

Was the feeling so much worse than it was in the morning? “I did not just feel like I was just slow – and the problem is, I do not know why. We did not make the big change on the bike, so that may not necessarily be the option. There is no great explanation. Of course we used other tires than in the morning, but we also changed the rear tire again. The front tire can also have differences. I do not know, we must see if we can find something. This made our chances of a good race extremely difficult, it’s just boring. “

Moto2 Qualification, Jerez (April 30):

1. Ogura, Kalex, 1: 41,289 min
2. Arbolino, Kalex, + 0.010 sec
3. Lowes, Kalex, +0.032
4. Canet, Kalex, +0.080
5. Aldeguer, Boscoscuro, +0.331
6. Vietti, Kalex, +0.452
7. Chantra, Kalex, +0.446
8. Bendsneyder, Kalex, +0.526
9. Augusto Fernandez, Kalex, +0.612
10. Acosta, Kalex, +0.625

Further:
18. Schrotter, Kalex, +1,529

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