Izan Guevara sixth and Sergio Garcia 23rd in #DohaGP
The Doha Grand Prix has become a race against the odds for GASGAS Gaviota Aspar. The Spanish team started with Sergio García Dols from the pit lane due to a penalty, and in the warm-up session prior to the race, Izan Guevara suffered a crash that had his participation in the race in suspense. Guevara went out on the track still in pain and, although it was difficult for him to move on the bike and this prevented him from overtaking, he fought tirelessly to finish sixth, seven tenths behind the winner of the race. Guevara has even raced in positions outside the points: with four laps to go he was seventeenth. However, in the last laps he has given the maximum to finish sixth, 0.7 behind Pedro Acosta, winner of the Doha Grand Prix.
Sergio García Dols has recovered almost ten seconds to the leader of the race after starting with six other riders from the pit lane. The GASGAS Gaviota Aspar rider, twenty-fourth on the first lap, has come back little by little, riding at a faster pace than the leading group, to enter the top 10 with only a few laps to go. However, Garcia has not been able to complete the excellent comeback due to a crash on the penultimate lap, which has ended his options. With these results, Izan Guevara is fifth in the World Championship, with 19 points, while Sergio García is eighth, with 13. The next appointment for the GASGAS Gaviota Aspar riders will be the weekend of April, 18 at the Grand Prix of Portugal.
6th Izan Guevara (+0.708):
“I went out onto the track with a lot of pain in my back and I did what I could after falling in the warm-up session. The race was in a group, as always, but it was difficult for me to move on the bike and this prevented me from overtaking well. At the end of the race, I thought “there is no pain” and I managed to finish sixth. I had a good pace, but the crash has worsened our feeling on the bike.”
23rd Sergio García Dols (+41.914):
“It was a very fast race, several riders started from the pit lane and we have been pushing the limit at all times. We managed to catch up with the front group, but when I was well positioned, a crash on the penultimate lap prevented me from finishing well. That’s the way the races are, we can’t do anything and we’ll have to keep fighting in Portimao.”