Juanfran Guevara takes positives away from Qatar

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The 2014 season got officially underway tonight and the pace couldn’t have been hotter in the Moto3 class as Jack Miller and Alex Márquez backed up their preseason pace with some low 2’06s in the early stages of a race that they would dominate from start to finish.

Alex Rins led the charge behind them and the group almost reeled them in, Rins clocking a new record (2.05.862) as they closed the gap but Miller held on to take the first win of 2014 and break a run of Spanish Moto3 success that stretches back to 2012.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Juanfran Guevara could not have done anything better on his first appearance with the Valencian team but luck proved to be against him as, after a good start when he latched onto the front group and dipped into the 2’06 pace, he was taken out by another rider on the seventh lap.

It was a bitter pill for the youngster to swallow, having qualified with a 2’07.111 but comfortably setting a 2’06.493 in the race, but he can now take the positives and head to the next round in Austin in optimistic mood.

Juanfran Guevara (DNF):
“Even though we didn’t finish the race tonight we have to look at this as a positive weekend. We have worked hard, improved our lap times and feeling over the course of the weekend and in the race we were able to get into the mid 2.06’s, which we hadn’t managed all weekend. I got a decent start, found myself a position in the front group and I was battling well, which was something I wasn’t sure I could do. It’s annoying because just when I was feeling most comfortable on the bike I was taken out by another rider and now I have to put it all behind me and look ahead to the next race in Austin”.

Source: Aspar Media

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