Tough race sees Aldeguer finish #AustrianGP in 9th, Lopez remounts after crash to finish 21st
The tenth round of the Moto2 World Championship has just ended at the Red Bull Ring. A demanding race for the CAG SpeedUp team riders who finished the Austrian Grand Prix in ninth and twenty-first place.
When the traffic lights went out, despite the good start, Fermin struggled to maintain sixth position and after the first laps he was ninth. After a few laps Aldeguer gained a position which he held until about halfway through the race when he was overtaken by Garcia who was stronger. The number 54 then managed to maintain a stable pace up to the finish line, finishing with an excellent ninth place. A positive result for the team, especially after a weekend penalized by technical difficulties and a few laps on a tricky track.
A difficult race was expected for López and so it was. The number 21 started his race jumping from P11 to P7, but the climb towards the leading group ended well in advance due to a crash at turn 2 on the fifth lap. The CAG SpeedUp rider, determined not to give up, then resumed the race finishing in twenty-first position a really demanding weekend, especially from a physical point of view, due to a strong pain in his forearm that has been hampering the CAG SpeedUp rider for some months now.
In fact, next week Alonso will undergo a routine operation in order to be able to return to 100% of his fitness on his Boscoscuro bike in the next Grand Prix of Catalunya. The whole SpeedUp Team wishes Alonso a speedy recovery.
FERMÍN ALDEGUER #54 – 9th
It was a complicated weekend but in the end we managed to get into the points zone and that’s the important thing. I am seventh in the standings and there are still many races ahead where I will have the chance to show what I can do. Now we have to continue working in view of the GP of Catalunya.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21 – 21st
I am very sorry for the crash today. My team and I have worked hard to improve my feeling these days; I could definitely do better and fight to get into the top 10 as I had all the skills. I crashed but I hope to solve my problems on Tuesday with the operation. Thanks to the team for all the work done!