Marcos Ramírez took his second victory of the season in a close race at Silverstone, which saw a lead group of thirteen riders battle for victory until the final lap, when the Spaniard picked his way clear to take the flag.
His teammate Lorenzo dalla Porta was just a tenth of a second shy of making it a one-two, conceding second place to a determined Tony Arbolino, although third gives the Italian a 14-point championship advantage over Aron Canet, who came back from last place to finish thirteenth after an incident on lap three.
Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team Raúl Fernández was unable to convert his front row start into points and after struggling to keep pace with the lead group he crossed the line in eighteenth place. The Spanish youngster is already thinking ahead to the next race at Misano on 15th September.
Albert Arenas is also turning his attention to Italy after crashing on the third lap of today’s race when he lost the front in an attempt to avoid contact with another rider, unfortunately taking his rival down too.
18th Raúl Fernández:
“Physically I am okay, better than I expected, but today I was struggling to overtake and in Moto3 that makes life very difficult. I have to try different lines to close the gap to the guys in front and get into their slipstream. The tyres go off quicker and then I have nothing at the end of the race. I will keep training hard and giving my best but it is hard to take risks like that because I am always in danger of crashing. I want to fight with the group but I need to use my head and not make big moves. I have been up there in other races, like in Qatar and Argentina, but right now I can’t overtake anybody and it is very frustrating.”
Albert Arenas (DNF):
“I was trying to make up positions without being too aggressive but as we came into a tight corner I could see that Canet was going slower than normal, no doubt looking after his tyres, so I went to pass him on the inside. I tried to avoid touching him and leaned over a little more than usual but it made me crash and I couldn’t avoid him. It wasn’t a crazy move – the door was open and I went for it. I feel bad that it was him and I have been to apologise to the team.”
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