Aron Canet returns to the top 10, Syahrin crashes out of San Marino GP
Luca Marini has completed a perfect weekend, in which in addition to having achieved the victory, he has managed to have his teammate Marco Bezzecchi finish ahead of Enea Bastianini, one of his main rivals in the World Championship. The first race of the season in Italy, therefore, has had three Italian riders on top. Jorge Martín’s absence from Misano has brought him down to fourth overall, 33 points behind the leader, after Bezzecchi has surpassed him in the standings. Xavi Vierge and Augusto Fernández were fourth and fifth in a race thirty seconds faster than last season’s.
The Oceánica Aspar Team and Aron Canet have returned to the top 10 in the intermediate category after a race in which the Spaniard has recovered eleven positions. The Valencian was out of Q2 for the first time this season yesterday, but he has maintained a strong pace and has managed to go back to ninth place. Despite everything, the Oceánica Aspar Team rider finished the race tired, especially with his right forearm. His teammate Hafizh Syahrin had a great weekend after his injury in Austria and has competed in the top 10 but, with four laps to go, he has crashed. Syahrin had returned to racing with great motivation, and he hopes to be just as strong again next week at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
“I’m happy with how the race went, although it was quite tough and I have finished it fatigued, especially with my right forearm. I have come back eleven positions to finish ninth. We have to continue like this next week.”
“I got a good start and was in a good position at the beginning, but I had to push to the limit because I lacked rear grip. I used all my power, although I was not at one hundred percent, but it was difficult for me to change direction in the left-hand corners. I did my best, for my team and for my grandmother, who just passed away, but a few laps from the end I was not able to control the bike quite well and I lost the front end at the last corner. I know I could have finished in the top 10 today.”