Dead loss for Gadea and Vinales at Silverstone
Today the rain played a bad trick on the Blusens by Paris hilton Racing Team riders as both crashed and had to drop out whereas they qualified in good positions at Silverstone. Maverick Viñales was riding among the leading group and was clearly likely to reach the podium. He was steadily riding in thrid position and with five laps to go he crashed with no option to get back into the race. Sergio Gadea experienced something similar. At the beginning of the race he could not catch the right pace but then managed to gain ground and get closer to the intermediate group until he crashed with four laps to go. He took what seemed a very bad blow but the British doctors dismissed the fact he was injured.
25 MAVERICK VIÑALES (Crash): “I am quite angry because this weekend’s hard work has proved useless. I was getting at my own pace, doing my race and perhaps I made a little mistake which was to speed up. The race was difficult it took me a while to catch the right pace but we were improving slowly but surely but I eventually crashed. It happened when I was speeding up. I might have acted too hastily and speeded up as usual but only with more water around. I was riding at my pace of 33” and could see Faubel was too. It was a pity. I would like to apologise to the team for the mistake I made. It’s a pity because I would have achieved a good result and seeing Terol was lagging behind we could have gained a whole lot of points against him. It’s really a pity.”
33 SERGIO GADEA (Crash): “The truth is I was feeling all right riding in the rain and during the warm-up I made a few adjustments which worked fine. But the setting was more of a problem as we thought we would ride much faster so I made a mistake. The visibility was quite limited with so much water around and braking caused a few problems too so I took it easy. Then I saw I was riding much faster and could catch up with Nico but I eventually I started to slip and that was not fine at all. I got overtaken by some who were riding faster and eventually I braked quite sharply and literally flew off my bike. I tried but couldn’t. Now I have a nasty blow on my calf but I was told it was not broken.”
Source: Team BQR