Fantastic first victory for Sergio Garcia, Alonso Lopez not classified in Valencia
Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 riders Sergio Garcia and Alonso Lopez rounded off the 2019 season with the final race of the year on Sunday at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Garcia won a race shortened from 23 to 15 laps due to a red flag shortly after the first start. Lopez would cross the line six laps behind, having become involved in a crash.
The warmup took place under clear skies and low temperatures, dropping to 13ºC on track when the race got underway.
The Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 Team will return to the track on November 25th and 26th for post-season testing.
“I started quite well, both times. On the second start we began to gain places very quickly, but I wasn’t able to avoid the crash. The team repaired my motorcycle very fast, but when I got back out on track there was no chance for me. At least I was able to make it so that I didn’t retire after the crash, although I would have liked a different ending. In my time on this team they have helped me a lot to grow as a person and as a rider. I want to express my gratitude to the entire Monlau Repsol Technical School structure for the work they have been doing with me since 2015.”
“I can’t describe how I feel after winning my first race. This year we have gained great experience in the World Championship and I have reached a great level of camaraderie with my crew. It was a strange day, and afterwards the first thing I wanted to know was if Foggia was OK after his crash. After the red flag, we had a shorter race. As on the first start, I tried to give everything from the get-go and see what we could achieve. The wind had picked up, but the bike worked very well for the whole race. I was comfortable from the start, fought until the last corner and I managed to win. Because of how we did in Malaysia, I knew I could be at the front, but I didn’t expect to win. The last lap was us pushing to the fullest, trying to maintain the position to take first on the last corner.”