“Unusual crash” ends Jorge Navarro’s Le Mans challenge
It was not a racing weekend to remember for Jorge Navarro at Le Mans. The rider of team Federal Oil Gresini did show glimpses of good competitiveness in France, which were unfortunately overshadowed by some crashes that halted his progression and affected his consistency.
Starting from row seven, the 21-year-old Spaniard started experiencing some issues at the front-end of his Kalex Honda machine, which led to an early crash and subsequent withdrawal from the race.
Navarro does not want to waste any time and will return to action this Wednesday and Thursday, as Gresini Racing will perform a two-day private test at Misano before the next Grand Prix, which takes place at Mugello in a fortnight’s time.
DNF – JORGE NAVARRO #9
“I have learned some more from this category this weekend, after all. I wasn’t feeling comfortable on the bike on Friday already but yesterday, despite the crashes, we did find something interesting. Today, though, the feeling was not there especially at the front-end: I crashed while entering turn 13, but I think I have done nothing wrong. It might have been a tyre problem but we’re not sure. We will keep working on the front-end feeling at Misano this weekend.”