Jorge Navarro had a very short race experience today at Termas de Rio Hondo, as the rider of Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 was out of contention after less than two laps. Despite a not-too-exciting start, the Spanish rider managed to stay out of the way of the big group of riders, but eventually braked a bit too early and was hit by Binder – who was following him closely.
Navarro had to make his way to the pits and was forced to an early retirement due to a badly-damaged exhaust.
This unfortunate incident was the sad note of an otherwise positive weekend, in which Navarro built momentum session after session while managing to score his so-far best Moto2 qualifying result. The coming together with Binder has halted Navarro’s progression in the standings and now the #9 will try to make amends in the upcoming GP of Americas at Austin, Texas.
DNF – JORGE NAVARRO #9
“There’s not much to say, really. I was cautious during the race because the track was still a bit wet – and I chose to start on slicks. At the end of the second lap Binder hit me from behind and destroyed my exhaust, forcing me to retire from the race.”
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