In the Grand Prix of Spain Xavi Vierge barely missed his second podium of the year in fourth place, while Marcel Schrötter impressively fought his way through the Moto2 field crossing the finish line in seventh place.
On Sunday, both Dynavolt Intact GP riders proved at the “Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto” that the strong races they showed in Austin two weeks ago before their unfortunate crashes, were not a one-off thing.
Xavi Vierge stormed from the seventh to the fifth place within eight laps and shortly after Alex Marquez crashed out of the leading group, the 21-year-old moved to fourth, from where he tried to close the gap to championship leader Francesco Bagnaia and fight for another podium. With three laps remaining, he finally caught up behind the Italian, when he made a mistake and almost lost the front. Thus, a podium finish was out of reach, but that didn’t reduce the joy of the fourth place and the 13 points in any way.
Before going to Le Mans for the fifth round of the World Championship from the 18th to 20th of May the Dynavolt Intact GP team will stop off for a two-day test on Wednesday and Thursday in Aragon next week.
“We made a good race and had a good weekend in general. This is a difficult track for us, because we always miss two, or three tenths. All weekend we have been working on the race pace with the team. I knew before the start of the race that I don’t have them last two tenths but I still tried. Every lap I tried and when I came closer to Bagnaia on the last ten laps, I though I could fight for the podium in the last lap. I made a mistake by almost losing the front in the fifth corner. After that I had a little problem with the front tyre. That was the corner I was a bit stronger than him but then I couldn’t fight for the podium anymore. I did my best until the end. Today it just wasn’t possible. Still, it was a good race and important points for the Championship. We have two days of testing in Aragon now and we hope to find that little step in order to fight for the podium in every race. We will work on the tyres because over the race distance when the tyres drop, it is difficult for us to be faster than the others.”
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