Late race fall scuppers promising Qatar weekend for Ricky Cardus

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Ricky Cardus suffered bad luck in the dying moments of the race, after falling from 11th position on the last lap of the season opening Moto2 Grand Prix.

Cardus began the battle from 14th on the grid and rode a superb opening lap to elevate himself up to 9th position. As the distance progressed, the Spaniard was running in 8th with 14 laps to go and stuck into his race rhythm in an attempt to close the gap to the two riders in front.

On the 15th lap, Cardus was in the middle of a heated battle for 10th position before unfortunately falling on the final run. Nevertheless, the Spaniard will seek to make amends with a point scoring finish at the next Grand Prix in Texas.

Ricky Cardus
“Overall, it was a disappointing race. I undertook a really good start and then went straight into a good rhythm when I was battling inside the top ten. However, after a few laps, some issues on the bike came up and I had to really fight as well as remain calm even though the other riders passed me. At the end of the race I was pushing too hard whilst attempting to get past the rider in front of me. As a consequence, I lost the front on the last lap. It’s a real pity but I am trying to see it as a positive because for sure, last year I would have closed the throttle and played it safe to collect the points, but I wanted to gain a position a bit too much this time. I really want to say sorry to the team and the sponsors, but I’ll be back in a fortnights time in Texas where I wont make the same mistake again.”

Source; Tech3

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