Vazquez makes up 15 positions for another top ten finish
After two very difficult days of practice, the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse Team leaves “The Cathedral” of motorcycle racing with a good feeling. Despite starting from 24th and the eighth row of the grid, Efrén Vázquez made an epic comeback which saw him cross the finish line in ninth position.
His teammate Adrián Martín also did a great race, clocking very similar laptimes as his teammate. Unfortunately a small mistake in the last lap eventually left him without any points. But the Valencian continues with his progression and once again finished a Grand Prix without any crashes.
On the other hand it wasn’t a good day for Iván Moreno. A crash in the warm up session forced the Andalucía JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse Team to work hard to get the bike ready for the race. But although he didn’t start badly, the Andalucian rider wasn’t comfortable on the bike and finished far behind.
#7 Efrén Vázquez – 9º “The race wasn’t that bad. It was maybe a bit of a shame that at the end Rins got away from me because Ajo held me up a bit, but at a fast and narrow circuit like Assen it’s tough to pass the KTMs. But considering that we started from far behind, the race went well. I knew it’d be a long race, I took it calmly, improvising and the pace was pretty fast. For that I’m happy, because making up 15 positions after the setback from yesterday is something positive. I could have fought for sixth place and for that we’re happy.”
#26 Adrián Martín 18º “I’m happy, because we finished another race, but also upset because I was fighting in a group until the end and made a mistake in the last lap which left me without points. But looking at the bright side I was riding very fast and finished twelve seconds behind the front. Now we have to try to progress a little more in the next race, because the strength I have on the bike is slowly starting to show. In Germany I hope we continue like this together to get a good result for the team.”
#21 Iván Moreno 29º “The first thing I want to do is thank the team for the work they’ve done during the three days and especially from the warmup to the race, because they had to repair my bike in record time. And I also want to apologize, because today wasn’t my day and I probably had the worst race since I’ve started to compete. I started well, but I didn’t have the pace and couldn’t follow the riders in front of me. I was blocked and overchallenged, I wasn’t comfortable. I hope to recover the path we had yesterday and in Germany I hope everything goes better.”
Source: Team LaGlisse Press Release