Today the Misano World Circuit hosted the thirteenth race of the Moto3 World Championship.
The riders had to deal with a sudden change in the track conditions because of the rain, which started falling from the early morning. Guevara took advantage of the warm up to check the wet setting, ending with the 15th time. In the race, Juanfran came back quickly, reaching the Top-10. With 15 laps to go, Juanfran crashed out when he was in 7th position, being forced to retire from the race.
It was a tough Sunday for Rodrigo. In the warm up, the Argentinian could complete only two laps because of a crash. Even if he didn’t have the opportunity to work on the wet setting, Gabriel started off well in the race from the sixth spot on the grid, staying within the Top-10. Rodrigo had a crash at turn 16 on the third lap, and he was left with no option to go back on track.
#58 Juanfran Guevara: not classified [RACE]
“Today the conditions were a lot different from the rest of the weekend. It started raining and we achieved a good feeling. We were having a solid race, coming back quite a few positions. I was feeling confident and I believe we had options to finish within the Top-5. Matter of facts, I was holding the seventh position when I crashed out. It was an unexpected crash, yet the circuit was in very tricky conditions and there were plenty of crashes generally speaking. I lost the rear while I was braking, the surface was very slippery. Before then, I didn’t really have to deal with any tricky moment, so I wasn’t expecting it. What matters is that we have a good pace and that we found again our feeling on top of the KTM. We go home with our work done, so we can go back to fighting in the next race at Aragón. We were fast under the rain and it’s something that we struggled with sometimes in the past, this is a positive point.”
#19 Gabriel Rodrigo: not classified [RACE]
“Today the rain made things hard for us. We were having a great weekend, we were competitive on dry tarmac. Already at the beginning of the warm up I crashed out and, in the race, it happened again. I wasn’t pushing, with these conditions it was difficult enough to stay on the bike. It’s a shame because we were putting in a good progression. We have to forget this Sunday and we have to keep the good, which is our competitiveness in the previous days. In Motorland we’ll maintain our work line, fighting for our reward.”