Four crashes and no points make Catalunya a weekend to forget for Simón
Julián Simón didn’t finish the Moto2 race at Catalunya after being hit by another rider and crashing out in the first lap and he will not easily forget this weekend. As the rider himself admitted, it’s been the worst Grand Prix of his life. Three crashes in the practice sessions and a fourth in the race after being touched by another rider just after the start are the result of a fateful weekend. He didn’t suffer an injury in any of the four crashes, but it can’t be denied that it’s very hard to bear with such a high number of misfortunes. It seems Montmeló is not a friend of Julian. It remains to be seen if next season Julian can recompensate the bad luck he’s had so far at this track.
Ricard Jové (Team Manager Moto2): “In all the years I’ve been in the racing world I can’t remember having seen a Grand Prix as unfortunate as this one. It was a very tough situation for the rider and the team. But I’d like to emphasize that these circumstances – very tough for the rider due to the crashes and very tough also for the mechanics due to the hard work they had to do every day and much of the night – have strengthened the bond between team and rider, demonstrating a fantastic mutual support. I want Julián to know that he has all the affection and all the support of every single one of the team members, that we know that he gives his best in every moment and that he’s shown his courage and professionalism every time he went out on track. Let’s forget this disastrous weekend and set our sights on the future. “
Julián Simón: “I can’t say much after a weekend with four crashes. I already said that yesterday. I’ve never experienced a similar situation. To make matters worse, today I’ve been pushed out just after the start. Obviously it’s not been our Grand Prix and now the only thing I want is to try and forget this and think about the next race. I want to thank my whole team, my mechanics and technicians, for the work they’ve done every day and for the support I received from them. I hope fortunes will change and, all together, we’ll enjoy our work.”
Source: Avintia Racing