Vazquez makes good comeback to 7th, Moncayo 14th after dealing with first lap chaos
It was a great race of Efrén Vázquez to come back from 15th position on the grid to finish in 7th. But more than the position, the main thing was the good pace of the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse rider who crossed the finish line just over a second behind the podium. The Rekalde native gave everything on a track which he likes a lot, but it wasn’t enough in the final laps where the superiority of the KTM machines today played against the riders with a Honda bike. Still, the FTR chassis allowed Efrén to fight for the podium positions until the end.
Andalucía JHK T-Shirt LaGLisse rider Alberto Moncayo got involved in the mess of the first laps and when he could make his own pace the front group was already far away. He crossed the finish line in 14th position.
Adrián Martín travelled to Barcelona on Saturday and on Monday will be operated on the scaphoid bone in his left hand to return to racing as quick as possible.
#7 Efrén Vázquez, 7º “The race went well, because I think that we made some good progress. Starting from so far behind sometimes hampers you because you push a lot in the first laps to make up positions. When we caught up with the front group it’s been only 10 laps and after 13 laps I was passing people, I didn’t have time to relax because the guys in front pushed hard. It’s a shame though that we couldn’t take more points. We finished very close to the front and this is the most positive, but I’m not too happy the 7th place and in the next race we have to improve. Aragón is a very good circuit for me, it’s very fast and I think we’ll have many battles.”
#23 Alberto Moncayo, 14º“The best thing about the race was the pace. I did a pretty good start, but in front of me people started to mess each other up and the first four or five corners were crazy. That was the main problem I had in the race, because afterwards I was able to get a good rhythm. I think without the mess in the first lap I would have had the pace to fight in the second group. But we can’t do anything about it, when we have bad grid positions and start from behind, this is what you get. The important thing is that every time I know the bike better and this weekend we found some things which we could use in the next races. In the next race at Aragón I hope to do well. It will be a tough race, but we’ll do our best.”
Source: LaGlisse Team Press Release