Alonso Lopez and Sergio Garcia crash out of Czech GP
Alonso Lopez and Sergio Garcia Dols crash out of the Czech Republic GP after a crash together, when both were in the lead group.
The Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 riders contested the Czech Republic Grand Prix on Sunday, in sunny conditions and temperatures of 35ºC on track -in contrast to Saturday’s wet practice and qualifying sessions.
Alonso Lopez rode at the front of the race from the first laps, while Sergio Garcia Dols fought his way up through the field. Unfortunately for the pair, a crash involving both riders occurred at Turn 12, five laps from the end, taking them out of the race. The winner of the 18-lap contest was Aron Canet.
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“We had started the race very strongly and I was amongst the frontrunners. Then there was some chaos in the group and I preferred to stay out of it, giving up two or three positions. At that moment Toba crashed in front of me, which held Fenati and me back, as well as the riders behind us. One rider touched me on the entry to the chicane, and just after that I had the racing incident with my teammate, but it’s something we shouldn’t make much of. I’m happy with how the race was going until the crash. We will take away the fact that we showed we can fight in the lead group, which is the most positive thing.”
“I started far back in the race, because in the rain on Saturday I was unable to take a step forward. The race was going well and I had managed to gain many places, riding in the second group with a great pace. When we got into the front pack, I overtook even more riders. The crash came when I had another rider on the inside; going into the corner I felt contact and lost control of the bike. It was then that I saw that it was my teammates. It’s a shame, because I think we were both having a great race. We shouldn’t dwell on what was a racing incident, and should take away the fact that we had a good pace during the laps that we were able to complete.”