Jorge Navarro leaves Le Mans empty handed

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Jorge Navarro left Le Mans empty handed after a tough race on Sunday at the French GP. Despite both riding in the leading group, finally the duo were denied points after respective crashes. Fellow Repsol rider Maria Herrera, who started from eleventh on the grid, finished nineteenth.

From the start of the race a large group formed at the front, with Quartararo and Navarro both amongst it. Navarro was ruled out of the fight for victory during the sixth lap of the race, crashing out when riding ninth.

In a race with many crashes and many retirements – in all 14 riders fell by the wayside – Herrera finished nineteenth and will continue fighting for her first points in the Moto3 World Championship when the series returns in a fortnight’s time.

Jorge Navarro – not classified
“This weekend we needed more laps in order to feel comfortable with the bike and the circuit. Yesterday we were clever in the qualifying session and that allowed me to start from second place. During the first five laps I adapted to the pace that the frontrunners were setting. I tried to ride smoothly to save myself for the end, but suddenly between Turns 2 and 3 I think I accelerated a little too early; I lost grip with the rear and I could not avoid the crash. I’m very sorry for the team because they’ve been working hard all weekend – especially after yesterday’s crash. We have to start over at Mugello and continue learning.”

Source: Repsol Media

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