David Muñoz continues to score important points in his rookie year after finishing eleventh in Australia. Ana Carrasco finished 23rd
The Australian Grand Prix ended at the Phillip Island circuit with another positive race for BOÉ Motorsports. The team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé has now scored points in six consecutive races with David Muñoz in his rookie year, results which, with two races to go, mean that both the team and the Andalusian rider are in the fight for the rookie of the year title.
With only eleven races contested by David in this edition of the Moto3 World Championship, Muñoz has scored points in nine of these races and has been on the podium twice. With these results, the BOÉ Motorsports rider is third in the rookies’ standings, just nine points behind the leader.
The Australian Grand Prix race day started very positively for BOÉ Motorsports with Muñoz’s first place in the warm up, a session in which Ana Carrasco was nineteenth.
In the race, both David and Ana showed a good pace and once again the Andalusian rider completed a great first lap in which he moved up four positions in a very convincing manner. The track conditions were difficult due to the low temperatures and humidity, and as the laps went by, several distinct groups were formed. In these conditions, the two riders of the Spanish team fought in numerous groups in which the fans were able to enjoy numerous overtaking manoeuvres throughout the race.
In the end, David Muñoz crossed the finish line in eleventh position after fighting for ninth place and Ana Carrasco finished twenty-third, just two seconds off sixteenth place, so she continues to show herself to be closer and closer to the leading riders with a constant growth.
David Muñoz:“This weekend we have been growing little by little, but the final result is not what I want. I think it was a difficult race, I didn’t feel at ease with the bike, I lacked a bit of feeling. Eleventh place is not bad, but I think I could have been further ahead. We have to keep working to get a better result in the next race”.
Ana Carrasco: “It was a difficult race, especially because of the uncertainty at the start. The track conditions in the first laps were complicated, as there was water in some parts of the circuit. I was able to make a good start and position myself well, I felt very comfortable and I think I had the pace to go forward. Then I had a couple of problems with the front wheel, it closed and I lost some positions. Even so, I’m happy, we made a big step forward this weekend and we were fighting in a group that was close to the points. I’m going to keep working with the team in Malaysia to try to continue with the evolution and take another step there”.
The next Grand Prix will be held from 21-23 October in Malaysia.