Navarro 10th in Grand Prix of Europe, Diggia crashes on lap 3
Jorge Navarro ended the European Grand Prix in tenth position at the Ricardo Tormo circuit. Fabio Di Giannantonio crashed on the third lap.
After two days of difficult track conditions, the track was completely dry in the warm up and the race took place on a dry track with average temperatures around twenty degrees.
A tough race for Jorge Navarro who started from nineteenth position on the grid. The Spaniard did not let himself be intimidated by the grid position managing very well the race with a great comeback crossing the finish line in p10.
Fabio’s race ended on lap three with a crash that closed in the worst possible way a weekend in which the rider proved to be fast and to have an excellent feeling with the Speed Up bike regardless of the track conditions.
Moto2 does not stop and returns next weekend again to the Ricardo Tormo circuit for the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.
“After two days in the wet this morning we rode on a dry track for the first time. In the warm up I didn’t have a great feeling with the bike, but being the only twenty minutes on a dry track before the race I tried to push to understand how far I could go. Unfortunately, towards the end of the session I fell with minor damage to the elbow and right knee, but nothing serious. We tried to manage the situation in the best possible way by making changes to the bike. In the race I gave my best recovering positions with a pace that was equal to that of the leaders. In any case, I consider today’s result positive, ready to fix the mistakes made in order to be better prepared next weekend.”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO:
“In this morning’s warm up everything was perfect and I felt great with the bike! We started the race after making a small change, confident that we could have a good race and fight for the podium! On the other hand, from the first lap of the race I had problems with the rear, risking crashing several times. On the third lap, unfortunately, I could not avoid the crash. Really a pity! We checked the data and it seems it was neither my mistake nor the team’s, but that’s how it went! A wasted opportunity, but we don’t give up because next week we are always here and we know we are fast and strong. We’ll get our own back!”