In good or bad, certain races must be remembered.
The Red Bull Ring is one of those for both reasons. A double bad crash, in Moto2 and MotoGP, fortunately resolved without consequences and we are therefore happy that safety, one of our important themes, has triumphed again.
As for the race, a good performance by Canet and Petrucci, respectively seventh and ninth, while Rins's race was not positive, slipping when he was recovering positions towards the podium.
The next appointment? As anticipated, this is double and so next week we will race again at the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian GP.
Will you be there? In front of the TV, we mean ...
DANILO PETRUCCI 7th
"Starting so far back, I knew that today would be a difficult race, and in the confusion of the first laps, I lost some positions. Unfortunately, I didn't feel completely comfortable: I still have problems with braking, and I don't ride as I would like. Today in the race, I had a good pace, but the front guys were too far away to reach them. We bring home important points for the championship, but for the next races it will be important to make a good qualification to be able to stay with the riders at the front from the beginning."
ALEX RINS DNF
“I started the first race well but I then I couldn’t keep the rhythm because I felt some locking, then I was behind the big crash and it was so scary - I want to send best wishes to the riders involved. In the restart I felt really good with the bike and the rear tyre, and when I was behind Dovizioso I knew I had the pace to lead, so I overtook him where I felt most confident in corner 6. But then I lost the front and crashed, which was a real shame. But everything is so close in this championship and I’m ready to put today behind me and focus on next weekend.”
ARON CANET 9th
“I am not happy with the result, because we had problems during the race that caused us to lose feeling in the front end. This has caused us to lose positions, but we continue to learn and improve.”