The Spanish rider made a great comeback and crashed on the penultimate corner of the last lap when he was in third position
The British Grand Prix has come to an end with a new confirmation of the great form of BOÉ Motorsports with David Muñoz. The team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé was once again one of the highlights of the weekend thanks to Muñoz’s fine comeback.
From the first day the team has gone from strength to strength. While on Friday Ana Carrasco improved her best time from FP1 to FP2 by almost two seconds, David Muñoz surprised with the seventh fastest time on the day in which the Andalusian rider was racing for the first time at this circuit.
These good feelings were not reflected in the qualifying session, as both Ana and David could not qualify for Q2 with a fifteenth place for Carrasco and fifth for David in this first session.
The team continued working towards Sunday and both BOÉ Motorsports riders made a step forward in the warm up, especially David Muñoz, who finished third with a time of 2:11.510, a lap even better than the one he set in Q1.
In the race, Muñoz started from nineteenth position. In one lap he gained seven positions and in the second he was in the top ten. In those moments, while running eighth, Muñoz served the long lap penalty imposed on him after the Assen race. After the penalty, Muñoz started from fourteenth and began his particular comeback to the top positions. The BOÉ Motorsports rider fought for the victory until the last lap, when he crashed on the penultimate corner while he was third.
Ana Carrasco also moved up positions: the rider from Murcia, who started from 29th, was able to cross the finish line in 23rd position. Carrasco continues to reduce the gap to the leaders and, during the summer break, she went to the hospital for an infiltration in her back in order to eliminate cervical discomfort and pain until the end of the season.
David Muñoz: “The race went quite well after a very good weekend in which we got off to a good start in FP1. I learnt the circuit quickly and in FP2 we were seventh, a great result for the second time we were out on track. In qualifying we made some mistakes and couldn’t make it through to Q2, but we are satisfied with the weekend’s work. This morning in the warm up we found something that could help us to be at the front and in the race I went out with everything to come back, and I did. I didn’t expect the crash, I don’t know what happened, but we are already thinking about Austria. I want to thank the whole team for the great job they have done this weekend”.
Ana Carrasco: “Overall it has been a positive weekend after the five-week break. We worked well with the team, making steps forward to be faster every day. In the race I had a good start and I was able to improve my pace compared to yesterday’s qualifying, the bike was working quite well, so overall I’m happy. We will keep working for Austria, which is a new circuit for me, to try to fix all the things we have improved and make a step forward”.
The next race will take place in Austria, during the weekend of 20-21 August.