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Garzó's sixth position at the start of the Portuguese Grand Prix
The Spanish rider of the FlexBox HP 40 rides among the best and finishes the first day sixth; good feelings for Manzi, sixteenth.

The third grand prix of the season began on Friday on the roller coaster of the Portimao Circuit with the dispute of the double day of free practice.

After two difficult grands prix in Qatar, Garzó has regained his good feeling on his Kalex today and has returned to the top of the category, both in the morning and in the afternoon. His good feeling with the Kalex has allowed him to push on each track outing and set a better chronometer of 1:43.832, which serves to end the sixth day and is hopeful that he will continue like this tomorrow.

Positive day also for Stefano Manzi. The Italian of the FlexBox HP 40 continues his process of adapting to the bike and the team and is becoming more and more constant in his times. In the morning he set the eighth fastest time and, in the afternoon, focusing on race pace, sixteenth, with a best time of 1:44.429.

Héctor Garzó, 6th, 1:43.832 (+0.688)
"Positive Friday and the truth is that starting like this feels good after what Qatar was like. I feel good, good with the bike and the team. We did a good lap but we still have to try a couple of things for tomorrow. Thanks for the work of the teamteam today and I am confident about tomorrow."

Stefano Manzo, 16th, 1:44.429 (+1.285)
"It was a positive day. In the morning I felt very comfortable and we were fast. Then in the afternoon we tried to do the whole session with the same tyres to work on the rhythm and when the others mounted the new one they had  improved a lot and we have not time to do it. The margin we have is high and we will surely be faster tomorrow."

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