Faubel sees weekend efforts go up in flames as he crashes out of Indy GP

 In Moto2, News

Scott Redding secured his, and the Marc VDS Racing Team’s, first ever podium in the all-new Moto2 class with an impressive ride to third place in today’s Indianapolis Grand Prix. Hector Faubel was also running at the front of the field until a crash brought his race to a premature end.

Both Redding and Faubel started today’s race from the front row of the grid, but were forced to do it all again when the race was stopped as a result of two separate crashes at turn two on the opening lap. Both Marc VDS riders got away from the line with the leading group from the restart, with Redding slotting into second place behind championship leader, Toni Elias.

Faubel was pushing hard in the fight for fifth place when a big slide threw the 27-year-old Spaniard over the highside. The Marc VDS rider was uninjured in the crash, but was unable to rejoin the race because of damage to the bike, which was leaking fuel that then ignited in spectacular fashion.

Hector Faubel #55: DNF
“I’m very disappointed. I didn’t get such a good start the first time, because the bike tried to wheelie away from the line. The restart was much better, but I had to push hard to stay with the group I was battling with. The rear of the bike came round with no warning really and there was nothing I could do to save it. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to rejoin, as I saw a big sheet of flame coming out of the bike as it slid down the track. It’s disappointing, but the bike was good, my feeling was good and, up until the crash, everything was going well. This gives me a lot of confidence going into Misano, where I’m obviously hoping for a better result.”

Michael Bartholemy: Team Manager
“I’m sorry for Hector because he’s had a great weekend here in Indianapolis and he deserved a good result today. He can take a lot of positives away from this weekend and I’m sure he’ll be on the pace once again at Misano in a weeks time.”

Source: Marc VDS Racing

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