Albert Arenas took a sensational twelfth place in the Czech Republic Grand Prix despite starting from the back of the grid following a qualifying... Albert Arenas shines on return to racing

Albert Arenas took a sensational twelfth place in the Czech Republic Grand Prix despite starting from the back of the grid following a qualifying penalty. The Mahindra Gaviota Aspar youngster made up the twelve positions he was docked and then some, passing a further eight riders on his way to a valuable four-point haul. The Spaniard’s ride was made all the more remarkable by the fact he missed the previous three races through injury, but he has come back in style at Brno to move up to the position of top Mahindra in the championship. Lorenzo dalla Porta did not have a good feeling with his bike today and was unable to get into the battle for points, the Italian finishing his weekend with a nineteenth place.

 

12th Albert Arenas:

“Over the holidays I focused fully on coming back as strong as I could from the injury so that I came into this race in the best possible shape. On the first day in the wet I felt good on the bike and good in myself and I forgot about the physicality. I focused on the job at hand and we have been rewarded. After the penalty that sent us to the back of the grid I just decided to enjoy the race and hope for rain. The rain came and I started to pass people from from the start. You can see everything clearly from the back. It is the first time I have ever started rom last and I had nothing to lose. It was difficult to not make mistakes but I managed it and we have come away with a great result.”