15th for Albert Arenas and DNF for Aron Canet in the #DohaGP
Two out of two for Sam Lowes. The British rider has achieved a double in Qatar to start the season in good shape and with a ten-point advantage in front of the standings. These ten points are due to the fact that his biggest rival to date, Australian Remy Gardner, has repeated today in second position. Along with them, on the podium, Spaniard Raúl Fernández finished third, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, Ai Ogura and Augusto Fernández. The next appointment for the intermediate category riders will be the weekend of April, 18 at the Portimao circuit, for the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Solunion Aspar Team rider Albert Arenas scored his first point of the season in Doha after finishing fifteenth in a, once again, difficult race. The Catalan rider started from twelfth position and, although he has gone down to nineteenth, little by little he has worked his way up to finish in the points zone. Teammate Aron Canet started from ninth, but was fifth on the first lap. The Valencian fought with the group that was opting for that fifth place until, with six laps to go to finish the race, he crashed on the last corner of the circuit.
15th Albert Arenas (+26,266):
“We finished the second grand prix and got a point, but I’m angry because we couldn’t find a direction to be able to ride the bike faster. I get a point as something positive, but I hope I can find solutions later to enjoy more the riding.”
Aron Canet (crash):
“It was being a difficult race; I knew I was going to suffer. It was almost impossible to follow the group, but I was able to fight for fifth place. I had good feelings to be able to overtake and fight, but I was on the limit at the exit of the last corner, where my rivals were able to open the gap a few meters. In the end, taking too many risks has led to a crash.”