· David Muñoz finished second after coming up from thirteenth place
· Ana Carrasco finished twenty-third after starting from twenty-seventh position
The Moto3 World Championship started in Portugal with a great result for BOÉ Motorsports. The Spanish team confirms itself as one of the candidates to fight for the World Championship title with David Muñoz, who once again gave a riding lesson with a great second place finish.
From the beginning of the weekend Muñoz was one of the favourites for the race as he was consistently in the top three positions in practice before the qualifying session. In fact, the Spanish rider went straight into Q2, a session in which he finished thirteenth.
For her part, Ana Carrasco finished Q1 in thirteenth position after some positive practices, especially the first one in which she finished sixteenth.
In the race both Ana and David moved up positions. David Muñoz, as usual, had a great start: after starting thirteenth he was fifth in just two laps. The BOÉ Motorsports rider fought for the victory from the start and was constantly among the front runners. In the end, he crossed the finish line second, just over a tenth of a second behind the leader after a great battle with several rivals.
In the case of Ana Carrasco, after starting 27th, she managed to climb up to 23rd position. In the race she had a good battle to get into the top 20 and even led her group in nineteenth position.
David Muñoz:“We finished a very good weekend for all of us. We did a great job both in this Grand Prix and in testing. It’s true that we made some mistakes during practice, but we have to learn from them and improve for Argentina. In the race we worked very well, we went out very concentrated. I was a little bit off in the last laps, especially with the front part of the bike, it was closing in some corners, but these things happen. We tried to fight with Dani Holgado until the finish line for the victory, but it wasn’t possible. Anyway, we are very happy with the work we have done, I am sure we will get great results this year. Many thanks to all my team and all the people who support me, especially my family. See you in Argentina!”
Ana Carrasco:“I am happy with our first race weekend this year. I think the race was very positive, we were fighting in a good group and I felt very good on the bike. I think it’s a good starting point to start the season, we will continue to improve in Argentina and take steps forward. I want to thank the team, they have done a great job, and all the sponsors for coming to support us”.
The next Grand Prix will be in Argentina, at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, during the weekend of 1 and 2 April.