Stunning 4th for Alcoba, Rodrigo 5th in San Marino GP
The first of two race weekends at Misano World Circuit drawas to a close with an excellent performance by Team Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 although, surprisingly enough, it is Jeremy Alcoba the one crossing the line first. A dream Grand Prix for the Spanish rookie who after being in 23rd place on Friday went very close to his maiden podium courtesy of a very mature performance on a track which was completely new to him until two days ago. His fourth place is so far his best career result for a debut at the team’s home GP, which could hardly go any better
Gabriel Rodrigo also had a very good race after dominating the majority of this #SanMarinoGP, before losing some crucial ground in the final turns also due to a mistake by Masia who was ahead of him. Fifth place and 11 points for the Argentine, who takes a little advantage from Arenas’s DNF and he is now seventh in the standings with 47 points.
This double top-five finish places Team Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 second in the team standings with 26 points to recover from Aspar.
“Incredible… I wasn’t expecting such a race finish. I must say I was lucky in the early laps because many riders crashed in front of me. I kept calm, but when I had clear track ahead I tried to push and things went well. To be fourth in my first race here and to give this type of result to the team is simply a dream come true. In a bit we will start thinking about next weekend and maybe to do even better.”
“It’s been my best race of the year, and maybe the best of all so far. I actually stood my ground which is something that I lacked in the past, I also made a step forward mentally and maybe we could have won. The mistake by Masia at turn five made sure the following riders could bridge the gap and there was nothing I could do. We’ve got great confidence and a great bike, so we’ll do well in the next races, too.”