Olivé getting closer to points despite battling the windy conditions at Phillip Island

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The rain at Phillip Island stopped just before the warm up, but the strong wind has made this a difficult Australian Grand Prix for all the riders on the grid.

Again the weather conditions at Phillip Island heavily influenced a race weekend, we’re used to the wind and rain on this island south of Australia, which throughout the weekend were not quite as prevalent and pushed aside by the sunny conditions, but finally on Sunday as has been predicted by the forecasts strong winds and rain came in the early morning.

The Moto2 race was eventually held in the dry and Aeroport de Castello rider Joan Olivé was able to make up positions until he reached the finish line in the 23rd position.
Again an improvement from his starting position and getting closer every time to the points. The team hopes that next week at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia Joan can qualify for a good position on the grid and get points.

JOAN OLIVÉ: “Throughout the race the strong wind kept me from riding the bike like I wanted and I had a hard time keeping my rhythm. At the end in the last lap a rider passed me and I lost one position. I’ve got a race result which shows that we are slowly improving, but there are only two races to left in the championship, so for Malasya I want to be further ahead on the grid to be with a faster group in the race and finish in a good position.”

Source: Motorsport69

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