Both riders of the Spanish team had a good pace to fight for the victory and the front positions, something that could not be reflected in the final results

After two very positive days of practice for BOÉ Motorsports, the Spanish team’s riders were unlucky at the French Grand Prix.

After starting from seventh and eighth on the grid, the two BOÉ Motorsports riders were positioned for most of the race in the front group in Moto3. 

David Muñoz started the race very strongly. The Andalusian rider moved up six positions on the first lap to take second place. From that first moment, Muñoz fought for the first place until the final part of the race, when, after an incident with another rider, he received a penalty. Specifically, David had to do a double long lap and, after doing the first long lap, he went from first to seventeenth position. Then, with five laps to go, he crashed.

Joel Kelso, despite not making a great start, remained in the front group and consistently in the top ten. As the laps went by he showed a good pace and continued at the front, but in the final part of the race, after an unfortunate action, he broke away from these top positions.

In the end, Joel Kelso crossed the finish line in thirteenth position and scored three points. Kelso is fifth in the Moto3 World Championship standings with 42 points, while Muñoz is sixth with 38 points. BOÉ Motorsports is fifth in the team standings with a total of 80 points.

Joel Kelso:“It was a pity, another rider touched me in the final part of the race and I lost four or five seconds on that lap. We were there. At the beginning of the race I took it easy, my forearm started to hurt because of the arm pump, but I could hold on in the group. We had the speed, maybe not to make the podium, but enough to finish seventh or eighth for example without getting out of the lead. It was a shame, but I’m happy with the team’s work, with my pace and the bike is going very well, so now it’s time to focus on the next race”.

David Muñoz:“We had a good start today. From the beginning we saw that we had the pace and the speed to fight for the victory, but a touch with another rider made me have to do two long lap penalties. Then I lost all my chances, I tried to recover as much as possible and trying to get to the group I crashed. I apologise to Ricardo Rossi for the touch, I have already done it personally. I also apologise to the team and all the people who support me. Let’s go for the next one”.

The next race will be held at the Barcelona – Catalunya circuit, during the weekend of 25 and 26 May.

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