Ramos replacing injured Moncayo at Sachsenring but forced to retire from race with bike issues

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roman_ramos-700x396-600x400x100xXAfter replacing injured countryman Alberto Moncayo at the last minute, Román Ramos unfortunately did not make it over the finish line in his debut at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, a difficult circuit and with a bike which he didn’t know until this weekend. Following temporary teammate Steven Odendaal closely around the track, a for him unknown issue started to pose too big of a risk in the corners and he decided to avoid a crash and instead retire with eight laps to go.

Now the Moto3 championship takes a well-deserved break until the next race in Indianapolis on August 18th, where Alberto Moncayo will make his return to the team. At the moment he is still working on his the recovery from the left knee injury he suffered at the Dutch Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Román Ramos #28: “A difficult weekend, with a new bike at a new track. For the race we started with a good but not ideal setting, we would have needed more time to improve it. I almost crashed in the second part of the race, the bike creating balance problems in the corners. I decided to retire instead of crashing out and destroying the SpeedUp. I was hoping to do better, to be honest. I want to thank Argiñano & Ginés Racing for giving me this opportunity, I hope to have more in the future. The Speed Up is a bike that with a bit of work can go really well.”

Iker Burutxaga, team manager: “It was a rather difficult weekend with Alberto’s injury and Román replacing him at the last minute, on a new bike and a new track for him. The two riders progressed continuously. And this wasn’t reflected in the qualifying, but each time they improved their feeling with the bike. Román raced with a good feeling, but eventually had to retire. The feeling was a bit better, but the results weren’t. The overall balance until now is that the team has to work on many aspects. We have a presence and do not doubt that this is our place, although we’re lacking the results. The riders are taking small steps forward, but it’s not showing in the results. We will continue on our way to try and reap the reward in the classification.”

Source: AGR Team

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