Rosell forced to retire from Italian Grand Prix with yet more bike problems
QMMF Racing Team riders Anthony West and Elena Rosell had a disappointing end of a weekend that both riders had started with high hopes of success. West, who rode his new Speed Up bike for the first time and who was convinced of his chances to conquer world championship points or even a top ten finish, had to make a pit stop when he lost his seat cushion. After a quick repair, he went out again and bravely rode on to finish in 23rd place. Team-mate Elena Rosell, who had struggled all weekend long with the handling of her bike, had hoped to put up a fight with her immediate rivals on the magnificent Mugello circuit, but retired when the handling problems became so bad that she was close to crashing on several occasions.
Elena Rosell “I had problems with the bike again and I found myself battling for lap times that were much worse than we are capable of. I was close to crashing several times during the race and it was really, really difficult to make quick direction changes. Altogether it was a weekend to forget. I want to put this experience behind me as fast as possible and get my strength and confidence back for the next race!”
Source: QMMF Racing Press Release