Hard fought 5th for Jorge Navarro at Brno, Maria Herrera 23rd

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Jorge Navarro was again fighting for the podium until the last moment at the Czech GP, finally crossing the finish line fifth in a large group of eleven riders.

Maria Herrera, at a circuit where she has not felt comfortable all weekend, finished twenty-third and continues to accumulate experience at new tracks in her rookie season.

There was an accident-filled start to the Moto3 race, with an incident involving several riders on the opening lap leading to Race Direction displaying the red flag. The race resumed with a sprint format of 12 laps, which brought mixed luck for the Repsol riders.

Navarro, who got up to the front on the first lap after the restart, remained in the podium battle for the whole race –and was only denied a rostrum by the typical late overtaking in Moto3.

Maria Herrera, who started from the thirty-first position on the grid, placed 23rd at a track which had been unknown to her before this weekend –and where she never felt particularly comfortable.

The Moto3 World Championship returns to action in two weeks in Great Britain.

Jorge Navarro
“It was a very tight race. We had done a great job since Friday to get ready for today. At times I was set back by incidents with other riders, but I did my best and I was up in front with the fastest riders. Races like these are all about scraping fairings in the group, and this has allowed me to gain a lot of experience, so that I keep learning. Fifth position feels good and we continue our progression.”

María Herrera
“The first start was pretty good and I came up to my teammate. It’s too bad they had to stop the race after that. The second start was also good, but then the Grand Prix got tough. I had some touches from other riders and I could not find any slipstream or put myself in any large group, so I had to fight as best I could. This circuit has been difficult for me throughout the weekend and I have to reset to get stronger at Silverstone.”

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