Yet another podium for Viñales as clutch problem robs Gadea of victory challenge
Yet another podium for the Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team as Viñales finished in third position at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany. After an unsatisfying start Maverick managed to scrap his way back to the front and be part of the ten riders who formed the lead pack where his team-mate Sergio Gadea also was. After leading the race over the last few laps Viñales lost the first position on the final lap and crossed the finish line in third position. Finally only Maverick achieved a great result as Gadea dropped down to the sixth position because of a clutch lever issue.
25 MAVERICK VIÑALES (3º, +0.272): “I am glad because it’s always a good result to be on the podium but I am a bit angry with myself because I made a bad start to the race. It’s one of the worst tracks to start late and that’s why I didn’t want it to happen. Moreover we had drawn up this strategy with soft tyres which necessarily implies to make a good start and if it had been possible to make an escape. Obviously things didn’t go as expected and it was a tough job to scrap my way back to the front and this harmed me round the end of the race. Anyway a third position at the GP and third in the general ranking is a good result even if I must confess I was expecting a bit more today.”
33 SERGIO GADEA (6º, +6.786): “It’s a shame we had this problem with the clutch lever because we were doing really good. I made a very good start and I rode at full throttle thinking Maverick Terol or Faubel would be a step ahead but actually it wasn’t the case and I was among them and battling with them. I had a few preposterous battles with some riders who think the race is over after the first lap and by annoying us this way the only thing they achieve is that the others make an escape. Half-way through the race I tried to ride very fast to make an escape but I couldn’t. That was when I decided to stay within the pack and wait for the last moment to attempt anything but unfortunately the clutch lever rubber made a different decision.”
Source: Team BQR