|The Spanish team fought until the last Grand Prix for the rookie of the year trophy with David Muñoz, who missed the first seven races of the season|
The Moto3 World Championship has come to an end at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. BOÉ Motorsports has finished a year in which the learning and growth of its riders has been constant since the first round of the season.
The main protagonist has been David Muñoz. The Andalusian rider came to the Moto3 World Championship when he was 16 years old, so he was forced to miss the first seven races of the season. He made his debut at the Italian Grand Prix, where he scored his first points, and the following race in Barcelona was his first World Championship podium with a great second place. He was also on the podium in Austria and was on the verge of repeating in many other Grand Prix, a performance that has allowed him to finish thirteenth in his first year in the World Championship with a total of 93 points.
This weekend, Muñoz has gone from strength to strength and has shown great progress. Despite not getting off to a good start in the first free practice and not being able to get straight into Q2, he made it through to this qualifying session after being third fastest in Q1.
After Saturday’s qualifying session, Muñoz started the race from thirteenth place and after the first lap he was already seventh. The BOÉ Motorsports rider fought throughout the race in a large group of nine riders fighting for fourth position and finally crossed the finish line in seventh place.For her part, Ana Carrasco has finished a season of learning in which she has shown positive growth since the first pre-season tests. The rider from Murcia, despite having to adapt to the Moto3 class, still suffering from a back injury and a weight on her bike that has made it difficult to ride, has managed to grow race after race, reducing the gap to the front and improving her performance.
David Muñoz: “This weekend we have gone from strength to strength. The first day we started with some mistakes and little by little we fixed them. On Sunday we started the race well, we got in front very early, although it was a pity that the front group got away from us. At the end, in turn six on the last lap, I made a mistake looking for fourth position and that meant I didn’t finish in the top five. I’m happy with the weekend, I wanted more, but next year more and better. I want to thank the whole team for their great work and especially José Ángel Guitérrez Boé for betting on me this year. Next year we will have more opportunities and we will go for more”.
Ana Carrasco: “In general it has been a difficult weekend, since Friday it was a bit difficult for me to adapt to the circuit. We have worked a lot with the team to evolve over the three days and, to be honest, today has been the day where we have been the most competitive. I want to thank the team because even though the season has not been easy for us, they have always given one hundred percent to try to help me every weekend and we have had a good evolution race after race. I hope that next year with all the work we have done this year we will be able to get the results I think we deserve. I also want to thank all the sponsors for their support during this season and for continuing to believe in us for 2023. We will work very hard over the winter to come back stronger”.
David Muñoz was ninth, while Vicente Pérez was unable to finish after another rider knocked him off on the first lap The Moto3 World Championship came to an end at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Read more…