David Muñoz, after a long lap penalty, finished fifth in Barcelona. Joel Kelso crashed while fighting for podium positions in the front group

BOÉ Motorsports was once again one of the best teams in Moto3. At the Catalan Grand Prix, the home race of the team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé, both David Muñoz and Joel Kelso once again demonstrated their speed in the front group.

Despite having had a difficult start to the weekend, BOÉ Motorsports went from strength to strength from the first day and managed to get to race day in top form, with David Muñoz and Joel Kelso once again at the front.

In the case of the Andalusian rider, from the start he was among the favourites to take the victory. After the start, David had to complete a long lap penalty that relegated him to fifteenth position, but from there he gradually made his way back to the front with a great pace. As the laps went by, David consolidated his position in the fight for the podium and finally crossed the finish line in fifth position.

On the other hand, Joel Kelso, despite starting from fourteenth position, gradually gained positions and managed to reach the leading group, but with thirteen laps to go he crashed and could not continue.

David Muñoz:“We knew we had the speed to be at the front, as always. Sometimes it costs us more, sometimes less, but we are always there. We have a lot of confidence and that is reflected on the track. We had a good race, the long lap at the beginning affected us at the end, but we managed to come back. Without the long lap I think we could have fought for the win, I saw it very close and I felt like doing it. I’ll keep this desire for Mugello, where I’m sure we’ll be fighting again at the front. Many thanks to the team and all the people who support me”.

Joel Kelso:“I gave everything this weekend. At the beginning of the race we were a little bit behind the leading group and we managed to catch them. When I crashed I was very close to the podium positions, I felt strong and aggressive, but I was controlling the overtaking well, which is also important. In the crash we lost the front, we didn’t expect it. It wasn’t my fault or the team’s fault, these are things that happen in races. We have to look at the positive side, at the beginning of the weekend we were suffering and we arrived at the race with a very competitive bike thanks to all the work we have done during the weekend, so I have to thank the team. Now it’s time to think about Mugello”.

The next Moto3 World Championship race will be at the Mugello circuit, during the weekend of June 1-2.

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