Stunning 4th for Alcoba, Rodrigo 5th in San Marino GP

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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.

JEREMY ALCOBA 

“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.”

 

GABRIEL RODRIGO

“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.”

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