David Muñoz was in the fight for the top positions until the final part of the race and Ana Carrasco came back from behind again
BOÉ Motorsports once again scored important points and was one of the protagonists of the Thai Grand Prix. The team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé was in the fight for podium places with David Muñoz from the start of the race, while Ana Carrasco made another good comeback.
After two days of practice at this new circuit for the two BOÉ Motorsports riders, Sunday started with a positive warm up for David Muñoz in which he finished eighth, while Ana Carrasco was unable to finish higher than twenty-ninth.
In the race, David Muñoz was again the protagonist from the start with, once again, an explosive first few laps that put him at the head of the race. The Andalusian rider fought for the podium places and was one of the most combative among the leaders. In the last laps, tyre wear was the key and David lost ground, while in the last corner of the last lap he went wide and lost more positions. Even so, Muñoz managed to cross the finish line in ninth position, so he continues to string together good results in the top ten of his class.
For her part, Ana Carrasco has once again completed a weekend from less to more with a good comeback on Sunday. After starting from 28th position, the rider from Murcia maintained a steady pace, completed several overtakes and was able to finish in 22nd position.
David Muñoz: “I started the race well, I knew I could be with the leading group, but we knew that from the middle of the race it was possible to go backwards because the pace of the first riders was very strong. The tyres were very worn, the second group was catching me, I waited to be with them so that on the last lap I could beat them, and that’s what I did, but in the last corner I went wide and in the end I was ninth. We are still learning, we are already thinking about Australia”.
Ana Carrasco:“It was a good race, I tried to get a good start and position myself well on the first lap. The start was complicated because there were a lot of crashes. The bike worked very well and, even though it was very hot, we managed to keep the pace and the tyres held up quite well until the last six laps, when I suffered a little bit more. It was a positive weekend, both in wet and dry conditions we were more competitive and we have to be happy. We will keep working for Australia to see if we can take another step forward. Thanks to the team for all the work”.
The next Grand Prix will be held in Australia, at Phillip Island, during the weekend of 15th and 16th October.