· David Muñoz crashed with four laps to go when he was third and finally finished sixteenth.
· Ana Carrasco managed to climb up to twenty-first position
The second Grand Prix of the season has come to an end and, once again, the BOÉ Motorsports team has been one of the main protagonists of the weekend in the Moto3 class.
Both Ana Carrasco and David Muñoz have had to deal with very changeable weather conditions throughout the weekend, even so the two Spanish riders have been able to be competitive and have improved day after day.
After Friday’s practice, David Muñoz was able to go straight through to Q2, although Ana Carrasco had to go through Q1, a session in which she finished thirteenth. For his part, David Muñoz qualified as the sixteenth fastest in Moto3.
With these results, the clear objective of the two BOÉ Motorsports riders was to make a comeback in the race. On Sunday the Moto3 race was held in wet conditions. Both David and Ana faced with really difficult conditions and showed a great performance.
Muñoz started from sixteenth position and rode in a very intelligent way. Little by little he was gaining positions with very clean overtakes and riding with a very competitive pace. From the back of the field the Andalusian rider was again in podium positions as one of the strongest riders, however, the bad luck came with four laps to go when he crashed while he was in third position. After this crash David managed to get back on track and crossed the finish line in sixteenth position, just one place away from the points positions.
For her part, Ana Carrasco started from twenty-seventh place and from the first moment she was very determined. The BOÉ Motorsports rider gained positions from the first laps and fought with several rivals to get into the top twenty of the category. Finally, Carrasco finished the Grand Prix of Argentina in twenty-first position after a weekend of much growth.
David Muñoz:“It wasn’t a very good weekend, but I think we made a step forward today and we were fighting for the front positions. We were unlucky that with four laps to go we crashed and couldn’t fight for the podium. That’s how races are, in the United States we will be there and we will work better to be able to get further ahead. Many thanks to everyone who has supported me and helped me this weekend, also to my family”.
Ana Carrasco:“It has been a good weekend overall. The weather was very changeable and every session the conditions were different. Both in the dry and in the wet I had a good feeling. Today in the race I was expecting a bit more, we had a good set-up in the wet and I had a good pace but in the straights I lost a little bit and it was difficult to get a good position to overtake. But well, I think we did a good job, we also made a big step forward in wet conditions compared to last year so we have to be happy and keep working on the points we can improve. I want to thank the team for their work this weekend. I am already looking forward to Austin, where I hope to continue our upward trend”.
The next Grand Prix will be in the United States, at the Circuit of the Americas, during the weekend of 15-16 April.