Rosell takes hard-fought 27th after “disaster” crash in morning warm-up
Rosell suffered a crash in the warm-up practice session on Sunday morning and badly banged her right elbow, but forgot about her pain after the initial laps of the race. Once she had found her rhythm, the only female rider in the world championship showed the fans at her home Grand Prix what she is able to do on a track she knows. In her best Grand Prix so far, she not only stood her ground against the riders surrounding her, but managed to pass three of them and to score a hard-fought 27th place.
Elena Rosell – 27th “My crash in the warm-up session this morning was a disaster. The bike was damaged pretty badly, but my crew worked miracles to get it ready for the race. They did the best they could in the short time they had and when I went out to get to the starting grid, the bike seemed to be brand new! At the beginning of the race, I was a little bit cautious because I didn’t have the right feeling after the crash. I was a little bit behind, but then I found back to my rhythm. I was able to fight with a bunch of other riders and to pass them, which had been our goal. I am happy with this result and will travel now to Japan full of confidence. Even though it is another circuit that I don’t know and that I have to learn, I’m sure that we will be able to do well. I would like to thank the team for all the work that they did this weekend and I would also like to thank the sponsors that gave me this opportunity!”
Source: QMMF Racing Press Release