Nico Terol and Jordi Torres out of luck in Misano race

 In Moto2, News


Kallio, Rabat, Luthi, Viñales, Zarco… several riders went into the Moto2 race at Misano with the pace to mount a challenge for victory but it proved to be a far less open affair from the moment that polesetter Kallio opened out a half second lead over Rabat on the first lap.

The Finnish rider pushed hard to shake off his Spanish team-mate for the remainder of the race but Rabat showed why he is the series leader as he reeled in Kallio and made a break for victory. Zarco completed the podium in the third place.

After missing the last round at Silverstone Nico Terol made his return to racing today, looking to cap off a positive weekend that had seen him make constant progress throughout practice.

The MAPFRE Aspar rider ran out of luck in the race, however, being run off track by another rider before his comeback was thwarted by a broken chain on the tenth lap.

His team-mate Jordi Torres was also out of luck, some major set-up changes to his bike not having the desired effect as he struggled to 21st position.

Nico Terol (DNF):
“I got a good start, which allowed me to get through the first chicane without any dramas and in a good position, but suddenly there was another rider in my way and I had to run off track. A lot of guys came past and I had to work hard to put my rhythm together and try to recover. I got myself in the mix and then made a couple of mistakes but I kept going and just as I started to feel comfortable on the bike the chain broke. It is annoying but we have to use this energy as motivation for the next race, which is at home. I also want to take the positives away from the weekend, which is that we made constant progress.”

21st Jordi Torres:
“We made some drastic changes to the bike this morning to try and gain a little confidence but we didn’t find the correct set-up. I didn’t feel comfortable and I wasn’t able to let the bike run through the corners, which is what we needed here. My corner speed was low and I had a couple of big moments so it was a case of just trying to finish the race as well as possible. We don’t like finishing in this position so for the next race we need to make the right changes and push forward.”

Source: Aspar Media

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