Juanfran Guevara fights back from crash to take 28th place

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The heat remained intense today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya when the Moto3 riders took to the grid at 11am. Álex Márquez also upped the heat, taking the victory from pole.

The Spaniard broke away right from the opening lap, something fairly predictable considering his pace yesterday. Although in the first third of the race the pace was in the low 1.51s, and a fastest lap of 1.51.299 was set, the majority of the race was run at a slower pace.

Times were nearly 2 seconds slower than yesterday’s pole time of 1.50.232. Márquez rode alone with a 4-second advantage at one point, and behind him Bastianini claimed second, ahead of third placed home rider Vázquez.

After starting well, having to avoid another rider crossing in front of him and losing several places on lap 1, Juanfran Guevara calmed his nerves and began the race afresh.

After the chaos off the line, the MAPFRE Aspar rider managed to position himself in a group encompassing eleventh to eighteenth place. Despite not having the best feeling with his bike, Guevara was able to manage the race.

However, with seven laps remaining he fell at the La Caixa corner. Picking up his bike, he finished the race in 28th position.

28th Juanfran Guevara:
“My start was pretty good; it’s just too bad when we were just 200 metres in I had a rider cross in front of me. I had to brake in order to avoid him and lost several places. Luckily, afterwards I was part of a good group, fighting for positions close to the top ten. However, today I did not have a good feeling with the tyres. I don’t know if the track conditions changed after the rain or whatever, but I did not feel comfortable. Yesterday we made some changes and the findings were positive, so I was totally taken by surprise to lose that feeling overnight. During the first few laps on the new tyres the bike responded well, but from the middle of the race I noticed a lot of vibration. Near the end I lost the front and went down at Turn 10. Luckily I was able to get back up and finish the race.”

Source: Aspar Media

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