BOÉ Motorsports takes the podium at its home race after an incredible comeback by Muñoz from twentieth position in his second Grand Prix.
The first podium of the season for BOÉ Motorsports has arrived at the Catalan Grand Prix, a very special and important date for the team as this is their home race.
The team led by José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé arrived at the Circuit in good shape, where David Muñoz surprised everyone with an incredible comeback and the first World Championship podium of his life in his second race. At only 16 years old, Muñoz led the race and confirmed his potential and the great future ahead of him.
The weekend started in a very positive way for the team with a ninth position in the first free practice for David Muñoz. The Andalusian rider was among the first positions from the beginning. In addition, on Friday Ana Carrasco also made a step forward with an improvement from 1:53.057 in FP1 to a time of 1:51.692 in FP2.
Both Spanish riders continued to improve in FP3, with Muñoz setting a fastest lap of 1:49.014 and Ana Carrasco 1:50.609, although these times did not allow them to move straight into Q2.
In Q1 David Muñoz was in with a chance of getting into the top four to advance to Q2, but traffic on the last lap when he was improving played a trick on him and he was unable to improve his time of 1:49.957, which classified him in sixth place in this session. Ana Carrasco finished Q1 in fifteenth position.
BOÉ Motorsports continued working on Saturday afternoon to improve and make up for Sunday’s race, and from the warm up the team’s two riders came out very focused and fit, especially David Muñoz, who was the sixth fastest rider in this session.
Muñoz started the race attacking from the beginning. After starting from twentieth position, he gained three places in just one lap. Lap after lap, his overtaking was increasing and he made a great comeback to reach the leading positions, from which he did not move away during the whole race. Muñoz fought for the victory in a very mature way and everything remained undecided until the last corner, after which the Andalusian rider crossed the finish line in second position.
For her part, Ana Carrasco, who started twenty-ninth, put in a good lap by lap and continues with the consistency of the last few races in which she continues to accumulate kilometres, experience and to get closer to the points. On this occasion, after a long lap penalty, he finished in 22nd place.
David Muñoz:“This is incredible for me. I got on the podium in a race that I didn’t expect. I went out this morning with the aim of trying to fight as much as possible and finally I finished second in one of my home Grand Prix, I’m very happy. Now I want to take it step by step, I don’t care about the results I get in the next races if I can be fighting with the riders at the front until the end, that will be the goal”.