August Fernández rides to a strong eighth place in the #AlcanizGP
From 9th on the grid of today’s Teruel race at Aragon, 23-year old Fernández made a strong start to gain two places on the first lap and from there he was involved in a fight which contained eight riders.
Using Dunlop’s softer rear tyre compound, Augusto suffered from a lack of grip in the final laps and was unable to pass Jake Dixon for seventh. Still, his race time was 11 seconds faster than last week at the Aragon GP.
The result sees Fernández climb one place in the World Championship to 12th with 62 points, 1 behind Xavi Vierge in 11th.
“We fought all race! We made some passes and I enjoyed it. For sure it’s not the position that we want to be in but we fought for the top five. I finished with no rear grip. My rear tyre dropped a lot at the end of the race and I couldn’t battle. Until that moment I was fighting for the top four or five and that was all we could do today. Congratulations to the team because Sam now has some really good momentum. The championship is there so I’m very happy for him. For us we’ll keep trying at the last three races, starting in Valencia. I’m really looking forward to starting the weekend there to keep fighting for our goal, which is to get a podium before the end of the season.”