Strong #ItalianGP performances from Jake Dixon, Albert Arenas, and Mattia Pasini
Inde GASGAS Aspar has once again scored points in the Moto2 category, after two DNFs in France. Jake Dixon was sixth in the Italian Grand Prix, after a tough race in which he had to make up positions after a hesitant start. His teammate Albert Arenas has re-entered the top 10 in what was his 100th World Championship race.
Mattia Pasini, who was racing at Mugello as a wildcard rider, was unable to translate his fifth position on the grid into a similar result in the race after finding a tyre that did not deliver the performance he expected. Despite everything, he has been able to fight with riders who have been competing all season and takes a point by finishing fifteenth. With these results, Jake Dixon is close to the top 10 overall, while Albert Arenas climbs to fifteenth position in the standings.
6th Jake Dixon (+12.513):
“Difficult weekend but overall, the race was not so bad. I hadn’t finished the last three races so I was a bit nervous at the beginning here and I had to come back from a long way. Not bad, and something to build-on for Barcelona.”
10th Albert Arenas (+14.748):
“It was a really complicated start to the race with a mess into the first corner and then into the first chicane there was contact with other riders and I lost some positions. I was around 21st and could recover to make another top ten with a good rhythm. I’ll take that from today. I could make places and learn things. The team worked so well and we’re we making progress every session.”
15th Mattia Pasini (+18.750):
“I’m very happy, although a little hurt because we got a tyre that didn’t give us the performance we expected. We showed our speed and we didn’t make any mistakes. We could have been sixth or eighth, although I lacked the aggressiveness at the end of the race after so much time away. Fighting with riders like Augusto Fernández, who won the last race, was nice”.