Cardus unable to show potential of new Moriwaki chassis as he crashes out in the first lap
QMMF Racing Team riders Mashel al Naimi and Ricky Cardús started with high ambitions into the Grand Prix of Japan, but their hopes of a strong team result didn’t come true. Cardús got caught up in a first-lap incident with Raffaele de Rosa and Jordi Torres and crashed. The 24-year-old Spaniard didn’t get injured, but was not able to re-join the race, either, which stopped him from showing the potential of the new Moriwaki chassis which he was using for the first time this weekend.
Luis Solano, team coordinator: “First of all we have to say a big “thank you” to Moriwaki for their effort with the new bike. “Unfortunatey, we weren’t able to finish the weekend on a high note and demonstrate the potential of the new bike. We can’t say it was bad luck, because Ricky made a mistake. Mashel was fighting with Koyama until the finish line, which was good, but we expect more. All in all, we can’t be happy!”
Source: QMMF Racing