Technical failure forces Vazquez to retire from Japanese Grand Prix
Efren Vazquez had a frustrating end to the Japanese Grand Prix when he had to retire with a technical failure eleven laps before the finish line while he was riding in a decent fourth place. His teammate Johann Zarco meanwhile finally broke his duck and took victory for the first time with a clear advantage over championship leader Nico Terol.
Vazquez will now try to quickly put that disappointment behind him and focus on the next race in two weeks at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia where the Ajo Motorsport team has many great memories as they secured their first 125cc world championship in 2008 there with French rider Mike Di Meglio.
Aki Ajo: “It’s a shame because Vazquez was having good speed. The angle gear’s axel of his bike’s engine broke. It is a quite weak spot and many other RSA-riders like Terol have suffered that during this season.”
Source: Ajo Motorsport