Juanfran Guevara sees Assen race ruined in last lap crash

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Miller and Bastianini crashed before the end of the opening lap. Fenati went long on the final sector and Márquez took the advantage, favoured by Miller’s crash. That was how the Dutch TT began.

A strange race, the Assen round saw Márquez lead, with Álex Rins hunting him down before catching his teammate on Lap 9. However, a mistake saw Rins drop off again. Márquez would take his second win in a row after riding alone from then on, with Rins and Miguel Oliveira rounding off the podium.

Although Fenati made a comeback, he ended up outside the points after a crash. The top five riders in the Moto3 class are now separated by just 15 points.

Juanfran Guevara would have done a perfect job today, had it not been for another rider knocking him down on the penultimate corner of the final lap.

The MAPFRE Aspar rider had started from nineteenth, and was prudent in the early going in order to make a comeback later. He was part of the second group for a large part of the race, with those from eleventh to twentiefth, and was ready to claim a points finish at Assen.

However, he was smashed into from behind and could not complete the contest –although he thankfully escaped uninjured.

Juanfran Guevara (DNF):
“I feel pretty frustrated after the crash, as I wasn’t expecting someone to knock me off like that. Although we started from far back, I was riding the whole race between eleventh and fifteenth as part of a group. I was enjoying myself. After the crash I felt a little dizzy and I had a strain in my elbow, but luckily I’m fine. I’ll try to look on the positive side; this weekend is when we have we best understood the bike, we have defined a good working method in every session and both my mechanics and Kalex technicians helped me a lot. All this will serve us well ahead of the next race. It is frustrating to see another rider take you out just metres from the line, but now we have to move on and think about the next Grand Prix.”

Source: Aspar Media

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