Augusto finishes eleventh in #AragonGP
In a dramatic Moto2 encounter at Motorland Aragon, Augusto Fernández grits his teeth to finish eleventh.
There were many positives to take for Augusto, who battled a lack of rear grip and arm-pump issues through the 21-lap race to claim five important points for 11th.
It was a complicated weekend for Augusto, whose arm-pump issues in his right forearm persisted through Friday and Saturday’s track time.
Still, the 23-year old had hopes of finishing in the top five. But, starting from 9th on the grid, he struggled with a lack of rear grip from the early laps.
Despite feeling some issues with the arm in the later laps, August fought all the way until the checkered flag, leading a five-rider fight across the line for 11th place.
The five points scored means Fernandez sits 13th in the championship with 54 points.
“It was a tough one and a long one! I struggled with rear grip from the beginning. I don’t know why. I didn’t expect to be slow like I was. We didn’t have the pace to win the race but with the pace over the weekend we could have finished in the top five. With the crashes of Bezzecchi, Marini and Di Giannantonio the chance was there. At the end I was losing time from the start and couldn’t make my pace, and I was pushing the front. I didn’t ride comfortably. The last laps I was also struggling with the arm but by then I was already 11th. We have to analyse everything well because we have another race here next week. We will go for it!”