Rivas happy with wildcard performance despite crash

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Rivas Race JerezFor TSR Motorsport it’s been a more difficult weekend than usual. Changing classes is never easy and especially with so many differences. But, as they say, it is what it is and accepting the wild card ride for Dani Rivas the team had to adapt as good as possible to the changes.

Despite not reaching the level the team believes to be capable of, the weekend has been a productive one and in the box everyone is proud of rider Dani Rivas who through hard work, consistency, proactive efforts and strong will showed the best of him and compensated with his talent for a bike which never was to his liking, demonstrating why he is one of the favourites to fight for the CEV Moto2 title and that his comeback through 14 positions in the last race of 2012 in Valencia was no fluke.

In Jerez Dani crashed out in lap eleven after making up ten places with the slowest bike on the grid, so after all the work and the time lost to certain issues, the team in the end still was able to see some results.

Dani Rivas “I’m leaving Jerez with a better feeling than I would have thought yesterday, despite the crash. Despite the problems with the clutch which set us back on Friday and which we solved on Saturday, in the end we got a pretty decent bike setup and did a good warmup. In the race we recovered from 27th to 18th, but on the straights they escaped from me and I had to take risks in the corners until I crashed. It’s a shame about the start we had in the Grand Prix, because I think we have the potential to be more competitive than we were. I take away the fact that we solved the issues and went fast in the warmup and the race.”

Source: TSR Motorsport

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