David Muñoz set a great pace, achieved a valuable fourth position and fought again for the first place. Ana Carrasco crossed the finish line in 27th position
The San Marino Grand Prix ended on a very positive note for BOÉ Motorsports. After the official announcement of David Muñoz’s renewal as team rider for 2024, the Spanish rider was looking forward to the race from seventh position on the grid.
After a good start, Muñoz was always in the leading group. As the laps went by and reached the middle part of the race, Muñoz and three other riders opened a good gap with their pursuers at record pace. This group of four riders fought for the victory until the end. Even so, with two laps to go, Muñoz saved a crash and was unable to contest the victory on the last lap. In the end, the BOÉ Motorsports rider crossed the finish line fourth, just half a second off the podium places.
In the case of Ana Carrasco, the rider from Murcia has gone from strength to strength in a complicated weekend. Carrasco improved her times day by day and, despite not having found the best feeling on this circuit, she was able to complete the race with a steady pace and finished in twenty-seventh place.
David Muñoz: “We finished a very good weekend for us. We went out to the race with a clear plan, we knew we had a good pace and we showed throughout the race that we were one of the fastest. I’m very confident again, with the team we continue to work very well together, all as one, which is the important thing. We made a mistake at the end, but that’s racing. I was able to save the crash and then I couldn’t catch my rivals. I’m happy with our result, we are moving forward. Thank you very much to the team for the great job they have done all weekend and to all the people who support me. We are very strong and we are going for it in India”.
Ana Carrasco: “It has been a very difficult weekend for us. We worked a lot to find a solution to the bad feeling I had with the rear of the bike, and the truth is that today in the race I noticed a big improvement and I felt more comfortable. I had a good start but I had a big scare on the third or fourth lap, the front closed on me in the penultimate corner, and although I was able to save it, I lost a lot of time. I was left behind the group, and from then on it was very difficult. I pushed as hard as I could to try to close the gap to the group, but sector 3 of this circuit is very difficult without a slipstream. I also want to thank the team because they worked a lot to give me a bike that allowed me to ride well, I would have liked to do a good result for them. But now it’s time to think about India, we’ll try again!”
The next Grand Prix will be held in India on the weekend of 23-24 September.