Alex Rins takes seventh in Mugello, recovering Edgar Pons finishes 23rd

 In Moto2, News


The sixth round of the Moto2 season was full of unexpected drama. During the fifth lap of the race Rins was close to the leading group, and then the Spanish Xavi Vierge crashed and went against the “air fence”, causing damage to these protection systems, and Race Direction decided to halt the race.

With the new quick-start-procedure, riders returned to the pits and were preparing to compete on an eleven-lap-race in which the starting grid come configured according to the classification in lap three. That meant that Rins should have been fifth on the grid and Edgar should have occupied twenty-fifth place.

But Páginas Amarillas HP 40 riders came back to th track just after the pitlane traffic light changed to red. Rins and Pons reached the grid with other riders, and all of them were penalized. Race Direction was unable to resettle all riders, because all of them had been punished in such a short space of time. While the other members of the grid were waiting, they were sent to the box again.

Once the regulations had been applied, Álex went to 23rd and Édgar to 27th. The race started and Rins recovered lap after lap and achieved seventh position, which relegated him to the second place in the championship but just two points behind the Englishman Sam Lowes.

His partner in the team came back at the Italian Grand Prix after missing four races and finished 23rd.

Alex Rins – 7th
“We did well in the first race and I really felt really comfortable. In the second race I started from far back but I got concentrated in recovering positions as quickly as possible. In the end we saved the situation and we got a good seventh. Now we are not leaders but are very close to Lowes and now go to the second home race”.

Edgar Pons – 23rd
“It was a crazy race in which we have been punished. I am happy that I could finish the race. Now we have to look at the next race, which is at home and I’m eager to go back and continue working to improve my health. Now we have a circuit where I am looking forward to compete. “

Source: Pons Racing

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