Promising racing from all of our guys in MotoGP, just so unlucky to not end up with a double podium after Alex Rin’s fall and Danilo Petrucci ending up just outside the podium places – still a very good race for him, picking up important points!
Best performance of the weekend may well go to Aaron Canet, after starting 22nd he pushed himself to the limit to move up 18 positions into 3rd, a huge achievement.
The only other remaining news of the weekend was the MotoE involvement, or guys Savadori & Rafkin may not have had a weekend to remember, but there will be plenty more opportunities in this new class!
A break now from MotoGP, until 4th August in Brno.
In the meantime we would like to know what you think of the new ecological class. Will you let us know through our social channels? We are waiting for your messages!
Danilo Petrucci FOURTH
"Today we did our best, making a strong comeback to finish fourth and take home important points for the championship. It's been a complicated weekend, but fortunately yesterday's crash didn't particularly compromise our performance during the race. I was able to get off to a strong start from twelfth place on the grid and I immediately recovered some positions, then I simply tried to manage the rear tyre in the best way possible. It wasn't easy to hold off the other riders of the pack, and once again I had a fun battle with Andrea and Jack. The only negative note is the gap from the winner, but I think we achieved the best possible result today. Now we'll take a small break, during which we'll work hard to be even more competitive by the time we're back in action and make up ground in the championship."
Alex Rins DNF
"I lost a podium today. My feeling with the bike was really nice and I tried to get into second place as soon as possible because I felt that my rhythm was strong. Unfortunately, I lost the front on a fast right-hander, I entered into it just a couple of kilometres per hour faster than usual, and that’s why I crashed. It’s a shame because it’s my second DNF in a row, but I still feel positive because my pace has been good recently and I know I can get good results again when we come back after the break."
Aron Canet THIRD
Starting from the twenty-second position to finish third was really a great comeback, even though I made a small mistake on the last lap, I still got an important podium. Thanks to all my team.