The Portimao race is an appointment that always reveals surprises.
Difficult, exciting track, a real rolleracoaster for lovers of guided and unpredictable sections.
Portimao, however, is also the race of tussle and difficulties, if the qualifications do not go in the best way.
This is what happened to our boys, protagonists of an attacking raceh that was conditioned by the starting position.
Alex Rins close to the top ten, Aron Canet close to the podium.
Danilo's race, on the other hand, is difficult, lately he is really in credit with his luck, having been hit by another KTM.
The next appointment will be the last, and then the season will close.
However, our desire to ride a motorcycle does not end. Properly equipped, anything can be done, even in the winter!
ALEX RINS: 11th
"I didn’t have the best start, so I lost a lot of time. When I got into my race rhythm I was quite fast and I had nice pace, but it wasn’t enough. The qualifying result cost us today, so next week we have to do better on Saturday. Overall, my bike feels good and I’m feeling hopeful for the final race of the year in Valencia."
DANILO PETRUCCI: DNF
"I have really no words, because it’s the second time in a row that another rider took me out of the race. This time, it was even a KTM. I don’t know if it was Brad or Miguel, but the result is the same. I did four corners and crashed without any fault by myself. This was the second time in two races and the fourth time this year. It’s really bad luck, as we have been truly in good shape this time."
ARIN CANET: 4th
"It was a race in which I enjoyed a lot. It's a pity not to be able to hook up with the leading group at the start of the race to get on the podium, but adding this fourth position is positive. Now we have to face the home race, which will be the last with this great Valencian team and on a Valencian circuit, so we will enjoy it."