Simón shows determination and still takes three points after pushing his bike over the finish line
Simón was fighting for sixth position until that moment when his bike stopped working, but the former 125cc world championship didn’t think of throwing in the towel and instead ran along the entire final straight, pushing his bike over the finish line to still take some points which caused the spectators in the entire grandstand to rise and give the Spaniard standing ovations for his outstanding determination.
The Moto2 race was again marked by the rain and various crashes. Swiss rider Tom Lüthi won ahead of Italian Claudio Corti and Briton Scott Redding. Previous championship leader Marc Márquez crashed out and conceded the lead to fellow countryman Pol Espargaró who finished in sixth position and took over the Moto2 lead with only a single point.
Blusens Avintia rider Julián Simón wasn’t rewarded for a very good race in which he fought with the fastest riders. Despite a good start, the crash of Corsi in the first corner relegated him to 19th place from which he made a comeback until the second group, placing himself in 11th position. With the laps going by, Simón continued his comeback to reach sixth place as the first Spaniard in the field. Until the end of the race he was within the group fighting for sixth position. But in the final corner of the last lap the bike stopped working due to an electrical problem. Showing his determination he crossed the finish line pushing his bike along, scoring three points for finishing 13th. Without a doubt he deserved better.
60 Julián Simón (13º +1.01.785) “I’m satisfied, because I’ve done the best I could do today. It was a very crazy race, but I enjoyed riding in these difficult wet conditions. When it stopped raining the track got more slippery and I almost crashed several times, so I preferred to manage the position. The crash of Corsi affected me a lot, but I was able to come back well and reach the group of Espargaró, with whom I fought a lot, losing some time. In the end I was fighting for sixth position, but the bike stopped almost at the finish because of an electrical problem unknown to the team. In Montmelo I hope to have more luck.”
Source: Avintia Racing