The Catalan dominated both Moto2 races with authority and gets closer to the second place overall.
The Spanish rider of the Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team in Moto2, Edgar Pons, started today determined to win the two races of the FIM CEV Repsol at the Motorland Circuit. And he did it. In the first one, Pons crossed the finish line with an advantage of more than 2 second; in the second, they were only 6 tenths in a race that was cut down with an accident that spilt oil on the track on the second lap. It was another day with searing heat, specially during the second race and also with pressure in the garage, as Pons complained about the clutch after the warm-up and the team changed it in record time. Between the first and second races, the setup was also changed to improve the grip of the Kalex.
Edgar recovered his winning ways. After his time in the World Championship, his last win was in 2015. In the Moto2 overall standings, also because some of his rivals did not compete in this round, Edgar is close to the second place, thanks to his first two wins of the year. Attacking Raffin’s lead will not be easy, but for now there are 100 points still up for grabs and it is not the moment to give in. This result also gives Edgar and the team a lot of morale and they do not discard participating in the next World Championship round in this same circuit.
We want to also talk about the absence of our American Moto2 rider Benny Solis due to an injury, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
In Moto3, Josito García was only in the race for 5 laps. He touched with another rider and they both crashed. The rider returns home in a different mood than other times, as his overall performance this weekend shows that he has made some progress, also thanks to KTM’s support.
Moto2 #57 EdgarPons –Kalex / 1st/1st: “It was a very positive weekend. We have been working for many weekends with the team, improving our set up and in Motorland we were able to find the good one for the brake points and the fast corners. From the first day, the feeling was very good. I’m very happy. The first race went very well and I was able to build my advantage in the first laps. In the second race I also did a good start, taking advantage of the good grip of the tyres and earning half a second. Although there was a red flag, but I repeated the good start and it was a hard-fought race, as I couldn’t get such a good advantage. I’m very happy with the team’s work, we have a good base setup and I’m looking forward to get to the next race and continue this way. Thanks again to the AGR family!”.
Moto2 races of the FIMCEVREPSOL in Motorland:
Moto2 FIMCEVREPSOL overall standings:
Moto3 #20 Josito García García –KTM / DNF: “I had a good warm up and I had a good pace for the race. I felt comfortable and started well from 20th, overtaking some riders and going up to 13th. There I touched with another rider and we both crashed. We knew we were suffering with the heat, but truth is that the KTM has a good setup. In the end, it was the crash that marked the result, but I think we took a step forward. At Jerez, we need to qualify better and I’m sure we’ll stand out. This weekend we saw that we can be in better position. Thanks to the team”.
The next race for the Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team will be in a month at the Angel Nieto Circuit in Jerez.