A race crash has ruined the whole weekend of Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, with Jorge Navarro forced to pull out of the encounter... An Italian GP to forget for Jorge Navarro

A race crash has ruined the whole weekend of Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, with Jorge Navarro forced to pull out of the encounter few laps after the start of #ItalianGP. A pity for the Spaniard, who found a top-10 qualifying performance and had a good start to the race.

As the lights went off, Navarro managed to maintain his position and with a few successful overtaking manoeuvres the Spaniard closed the gap with the front runners, before a crash happened a turn four while he was waiting for the right moment to pass Vierge.

There is not a lot more to say, but surely a lot to do ahead of the next round of the 2018 Moto2 World Championship, which will be contested in Catalunya in a fortnight’s time: preparations will start tomorrow here at Mugello with some testing.

N.C. – JORGE NAVARRO #9
“I did get a good start and managed to maintain my position: I saw that the group ahead was breaking apart, with Marini and another rider that were a bit slower. I was able to get past both and I had a good rhythm, so I was eager to bridge the gap with the front runners. I got close to Vierge and I was a little faster than him, but I was losing on corner exit. I was waiting for the right moment to pass him under braking but at turn four I lost the front, despite not doing anything out of the ordinary. I’m really sorry for the team that has worked so hard during the weekend with me. We’re having a test here tomorrow, which will be a good opportunity to prepare the next race at Montmeló!”