Tyre gamble not paying off for Vazquez, Moncayo and Martin back in the points

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The JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse took a risk with the tyre selection for the Czech Grand Prix with it being declared a wet race. Although the majority of the grid put on slick tyres expecting the track to dry out, Efrén Vázquez and his team of mechanics put on wet tyres. In the first laps he took over at the front and easily opened up a gap, but once the riders behind found their rhythm he couldn’t do anything.

Adrián Martín started with slick tyres and finished the race in 13th position, just behind Alberto Moncayo who took 12th in his second race with the Andalucía JHK T-Shirt LaGLisse Team.

#23 Alberto Moncayo, 12º “At the end of the race we had a pretty good pace, but I have to improve in the early laps, because I struggle a bit on the beginning of the races. This year both in dry and mixed conditions it takes me a lot and we have to look and find out why, because this didn’t happened to me last year. It’s a shame, because at the end I had the pace of the guys in front and we lose the races in the first laps. I’m happy with the bike and everytime I improve my feeling, but we have to keep improving to be able to fight for the podium which is where we should be.”

#26 Adrián Martín, 13º “We were riding very conservative at the beginning of the race, but in the end we did well and got a few points. The best is that we’ve been there fighting lap by lap and passed many riders. We lacked a bit of speed, but the bike went very well with the chassis and I think we did a great job during the weekend. I could have don better in the rain, because in the warmup I had a good pace, but these three points are very good. I want to thank the team, because they did an excellent job. I made my debut in Misano and I return there with high motivation to do well.”

#7 Efrén Vázquez, 25º “We thought it might rain and because of that and by how the track was we decided to start with wet tyres. In 2010 I did that as well and it went good, but today it didn’t rain. The pace to go with these tyres wasn’t bad, I’ve done 2’19 constantly, but it’s nine seconds slower than with the dry tyres. We made a big gamble, but it didn’t end up like we expected. The most positive is that we didn’t finish last and I saw some things on the bike. Misano is one of my favourite tracks, in the last two years I’ve been on the podium and so I hope to be on the rostrum again.”

Source: Team LaGlisse Press Release

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