Top ten finish for Di Giannantonio, DNF for Alex Marquez in #AmericasGP
A complicated weekend draws to a close for Alex Marquez at the CoTA in Austin, Tezas. The Spaniard, who had encouraging performances in both free practice and qualifying, found himself on the ground twice today, first during the warmup session (turn two) and then on the opening lap of the race as he was hit by Martin.
The third race of the season saw plenty of crashes, with only 13 riders able to cross the finish line. The ninth place secured by Fabio Di Giannantonio was surely a confidence boost for the Italian, who is now looking forward to the start of the European season. MotoGP proceedings will resume at Jerez at the end of the month.
DNF – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“It’s been a weekend as positive as unlucky at the same time. We worked well and found the right confidence already from the Friday. Unfortunately, we had a bit too many crashes and today we were simply not fortunate enough. These things happen, Martin apologised to me and everything stays there in the race. It could happen the same to me on another occasion, it happens to everybody. Now we go back to Europe with plenty of confidence in our abilities.”
9th – FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #49
“It was an excellent race with regards to the data gathered. We understood a lot of things on how to improve the feeling with the bike. We made a good step compared to yesterday and brought home a top ten result. These first three races were maybe the hardest for use and we came out of them with good indications. Now let’s keep working towards Jerez.”