Rosell pushes past bike limits but pays with painful crash

 In Moto2, News

Since the last Grand Prix at Le Mans, the engineers of QMMF Racing Team had been working hard on a variety of technical improvements for their Moriwaki Moto2 prototype machines. But even though Anthony West was able to confirm the progress on the chassis side and felt more comfortable than ever before this season, he still wasn’t able to break into the front group of riders: This time, it was an unexpected and unexplainable problem with engine performance that slowed the 30-year-old Australian and forced him to settle for 29th place on the first practice day.

Elena Rosell’s fate was even worse at her home event. The progress of the only female rider in the Grand Prix world championship came to an abrupt end when she crashed towards the end of the second session. The 26-year-old from Valencia banged her right hand and the right shoulder that she had injured previously this season, but is determined to battle on tomorrow.

Elena Rosell – 32nd in 1.50,971 “We are not happy with the bike because we always struggle with the same problems. I tried to push anyway in order to improve my lap time and my position as much as possible and then I went straight and at the end I crashed. It was not a heavy crash, but it still hurt. It’s bad luck that I fell on my right shoulder again, the one that I seem to be damaging all the time. I also banged my right hand. Even though we are here at Montmeló, my home Grand Prix and a track that I know, it is tough to fight with the bike and a very difficult task altogether!”

Source: QMMF Racing

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