Moncayo out of Indy race with broken collarbone, Misano in doubt
The Team Andalucía – Banca Cívica – Diputación de Cádiz came fresh from a podium in the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic and the whole team came to Indianapolis highly motivated, while Alberto Moncayo was more powerful than ever and eager to improve the result from Brno. But a crash while leading the third free practice which broke his right collarbone also shattered all the hopes of the Cadiz rider and now he will have to focus on recovering as quickly as possible to return to action when doctors will allow.
Miguel Oliveira, who rides on this track for the first time, has worked on adapting to the circuit as quickly as possible and once again has shown that he has a great future ahead. In his third session he was classified in fifth position, less than a second behind the front, but in the qualifying session some problems have prevented him from matching his best laptime.
Alberto Moncayo: “I’m pretty sore, but only physically, because mentally I’m like a motorcycle. I am very eager to recover quickly and get back to ride the Aprilia, but before that we will have a consultation with Dr. Mir and analyze the situation well. If it were up to me I would get on the bike tomorrow, but we must think about things calmly and take the right decision.
Regarding the crash, we were doing an excellent job and I was sure we would do a great performance at this circuit, but I touched on a dirty part of the track when I was leading the practice session and almost without realizing it I’ve been on the ground, with bad luck striking again. As I said before, I’m feeling fine and I’m sure we would have done a great race, so we must return to action as soon as possible!”
MIGUEL OLIVEIRA, 11° (1’50.133): “Today things have gone very well in the morning session. We improved yesterday’s laptime a lot and I planned to improve further in the qualifying, but I’ve encountered some problems that have not allowed us to progress and I have not even been able to match my time. It’s a shame because I finished in 11th place, but I’m very confident for the race where I think I can do a good job.”
Source: Team Machado