The Andalusian rider finished in the top ten again and came back from sixteenth position, while Ana Carrasco finished twenty-fifth
The Aragón Grand Prix ended with a new comeback by David Muñoz in the Moto3 race. BOÉ Motorsports had high expectations for the race at one of the Spanish team’s home circuits, and the excitement was present at all times, especially with David Muñoz’s hard-fought seventh place finish.
The weekend started positively for the team after Friday’s free practice, in which David Muñoz was the tenth fastest rider of the day, while Ana Carrasco showed a clear progression from FP1 to FP2, both in terms of pace and fastest lap. Ana and David continued to improve their best times in FP3 on Saturday, but neither could move straight into Q2.
In Q1 Ana continued her personal improvement and was thirteenth fastest in this qualifying session. On the other hand, David was strong and got the second place that was enough to get into Q2, a complicated session for him in which he was not able to show his full potential. After these qualifying sessions, David Muñoz started the race from sixteenth position and Ana Carrasco from twenty-seventh.
On Sunday, David Muñoz was once again one of the riders who generated the most spectacle in the race. After a good warm up in which he finished sixth, the BOÉ Motorsports rider took the start with a lot of confidence. From the start of the race he began to overtake rivals and set a really competitive pace that put him in the fight for fourth place. After a small touch with a rival, Muñoz was penalised with a ‘long lap penalty’ which he completed on the penultimate lap. The Andalusian rider went to the back of the group at this point, and was even outside the top 10, but after a sensational last lap, David Muñoz was able to overtake numerous rivals and cross the finish line in seventh position.
For her part, Ana Carrasco had to deal with two difficult situations: first she had to dodge a multiple crash after the start, and a few corners later she was relegated to last position after a run off the track, but she set a good pace with which she was able to overtake her closest rivals in the following laps. In the end, Ana Carrasco finished in 25th position.
David Muñoz:“It was a very good race, both for me and for the team, as well as for all the people who follow and support us. I think we need to learn and improve in practice and QP to be able to go further ahead and fight more easily for the win or the podium. We started from sixteenth, we came back little by little and we finished seventh. We also had to do a long lap because of a touch, and even if I don’t agree, we have to respect the rules and the decisions of the race direction. I want to thank all the people who supported me and the whole team for their work, we hope to learn more in Japan and go further ahead in the race”.
Ana Carrasco: “It was a good weekend, although I wasn’t entirely happy with the race I had a good start but in the first corner there was a multiple crash in front of me and I had to brake a lot. Then I pushed hard to stay with the group and I rushed a bit to overtake, I made a mistake that made me go off the track. Then I got back on track, overtook some riders and focused on my pace. I was able to work on several points that we needed to improve and in that sense we got some positive things for the next race. I want to thank the team for all their work, we are on the right track”.
The next Grand Prix will be held at the Motegi circuit in Japan on the weekend of 24-25 September.