Jordi Torres & Nico Terol set aside difficult Le Mans weekend & look ahead to Mugello

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What looked set to be a close race in the Moto2 class proved to be less combative than expected at the front as Mika Kallio pulled out a gap over the group to take his second win of the season, closely followed by Simone Corsi and Luis Salom.

Tito Rabat, Maverick Viñales and Jonas Folger circulated in a group around 2.5 seconds behind them and there was little movement until the nineteenth lap when Kallio put distance between himself and Corsi as Rabat reeled in Salom before passing him for the final podium position.

It has been a tough weekend for the MAPFRE Aspar Team and there was no reward for their hard work today as Jordi Torres and Nico Terol were unable to ride around the front-end problems that have dogged them all weekend.

Despite a productive test at Valencia last week the team were unable to solve the problems that appeared on Friday at the French track and Torres could only finish in seventeenth place with Terol, on the occasion of his 150th Grand Prix, in 21st.

17th Jordi Torres:
“We haven’t found the best set-up for the front end this weekend and we suffered from a lot of chatter. Even so we kept working hard in every session and tried everything we could to improve. We went for the hardest front tyre today after trying it in the warm-up and we thought it might smooth out the vibrations but it didn’t perform as well in the higher temperatures. It feels really bad that in such a great team we are so far back but we know we have the potential to be at the front so at Mugello we will keep working to make it happen.”

21st Nico Terol:
“After the crash in Jerez I came here not 100% fit but at least I was able to ride. It has been a tough weekend for us though because of the lack of confidence in the front end of the bike. Obviously nobody likes to be this far back but we will just keep working hard like usual. It is not the first time we have been in a tight spot but we know that through hard work we will return to the top. I have a great team that never gives in and in Italy we will keep fighting to turn the situation around. Last year we had a great result at Mugello so hopefully this track can be the turning point to our season.”

Source: Aspar Media

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