Bezzecchi recovers to 6th place in #AustralianGP, Marini 12th
Sixth place for Marco Bezzecchi at the Australian GP which took place on Saturday, due to the adverse weather forecast for tomorrow (Sprint race tomorrow at 1.00 pm). Starting from the P10 on the grid, the rider of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team thus confirms the P3 in the general standings (293 points, P2 in the Team standings with 441 points). Good recovery also for Luca Marini, 12th at the chequered flag.
Fourth row at the start and P13 at the end of the first lap, Marco suffered from the different temperatures and the changes in direction. Consistent in the central part of the race and capable of good overtakes in the final part of the GP, he crossed the finishing line first among the group of riders fighting for the top 6.
Complicated qualifying for Luca, then protagonist of a good recovery that allowed him to reach the points zone. 16th on lap 12, he climbed up the rankings close to the top 10 to finish 12th (P8 in the standings with 148 points).
MARCO BEZZECCHI – 72
As first feedback after the race, I can say that I am very tired. It’s not so much the pain in the collarbone, but in the arm and neck. I couldn’t ride as I wanted and I’m very disappointed about this because this is one of my favourite tracks. The first laps were the most complicated, the bike wasn’t turning and I had to push hard on the front tyre. However, with the tires drop, things started to go better. For tomorrow’s Sprint, we just have to wait for the weather. From a physical point of view, I’m not scared of the wet, more of the cold which makes everything even more difficult.
LUCA MARINI – 10
A complicated race, but overall a difficult weekend. It’s a shame that the race was moved to today, I really would have needed an extra day to work on the bike. In general, I lack speed in the entry of the corner and I have little confidence on the front. I didn’t get a bad start, I then tried to manage the rear tyre as best as I could, but when I found myself alone and started pushing I had a drop. The pace wasn’t bad, but starting from the back of the grid makes things more complicated. We work on the data to make a step and wait for the weather forecast for tomorrow.