Disaster as Bulega “wiped out” at the start of the Portuguese GP, Pons out after 4 laps
Nicolò Bulega’s Portuguese Grand Prix does not last even a single corner as – ironically enough – he was taken out by Fabio Di Giannantonio, his soon-to-be teammate. It was a very unfortunate circumstance for the Italian rider #11, who had a great start, although while entering turn one Di Giannantonio lost the front and slid towards the gravel trap and brought with him the unlucky Bulega.
Things did not go any better for Edgar Pons, who ends his final race as a professional rider with no glory. The Spaniard was forced to an early retirement after few laps due to a mechanical problem.
A bitter season for Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 draws therefore to a close, with only 37 points collected and the two riders in 20th (Bulega) and 26th (Pons) overall.
“Not much to say… as often the case this year we weren’t very lucky. Not even the time to attack turn one and I was taken out… It’s a shame because we were doing a good weekend and we could have played our part in the race. Let’s take a little break now and get back to work as soon as possible for a different 2021!”
“I’m sorry especially for the team. A very important stage of my life, one full of emotions, draws to a close. Before the race I was very emotional and I couldn’t focus… I couldn’t ride the way I wanted and I also took many risks… I didn’t want to finish the season this way, but the emotions got the better of me. I would like to thank all team Gresini and those who have been by my side.”