Canet continues to amaze in 5th, crash for Syahrin
Italy has completed its first triplet in the Moto2 category with a double debut, that of Enea Bastianini as winner in the intermediate category and that of Marco Bezzecchi on the Moto2 podium. Both started from the front row, with Marini starting from fifth, but already from the first lap they have maintained the positions that would ultimately be the definitive ones, with Bastianini ahead of Luca Marini and Bezzecchi. Behind them, also immovable from the middle of the race, the British Sam Lowes, the Openbank Aspar Team rider Aron Canet and the Spanish Jorge Martín. The next time we’ll see the Moto2 riders on track will be the Czech Republic Grand Prix on August 9.
Openbank Aspar Team rider Aron Canet continues to amaze in his debut season in the Moto2 World Championship. After being eighth in Qatar, the Valencian rider has repeated in fifth position two weeks in a row at the Jerez – Ángel Nieto circuit. This result takes him to fourth place in the general standings. Canet closes this race with better feelings than the ones he had at the Spanish Grand Prix, especially after being able to fight with rivals like Jorge Martín or Jorge Navarro. His teammate Hafizh Syahrin was unable to complete another comeback in Jerez, a week after going from P15 on the grid to P6 after the chequered flag. This Sunday, the Malaysian rider had already recovered five positions and was fighting for the points when he lost the front end, with ten laps to go.
5th Aron Canet (+9.155):
“I am happy with how the race went. We have a fifth position, like last week, but this time we have had better pace and better feelings because I have been able to compete with great riders like Jorge Martín or Jorge Navarro for that place. We have taken a step forward in terms of feelings with the front end and with the pace, which is so important in this category. We are taking small steps forward, but we are maintaining them and always improving. I want to thank the team for all their work, because without them this would not be possible.”
Hafizh Syahrin (crash):
“It is a shame to have finished like this because I had a good race pace and I consider that I could have entered the top 10. I have had the same problem as Jorge Navarro, with the increased temperature we have suffered with the front and I have lost it in the same place as Navarro. I will continue to work hard for the next race, I believe in myself.”