Augusto looks ahead to Austin after Argentine DNF

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Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 brought an end to an intense Argentina GP on Sunday, which began with the cancellation of on-track activity on Friday due to logistical problems and ended with mixed fortunes for the team’s riders. Augusto Fernandez had a tough day, unable to conclude the round after suffering a crash at the start.

After proving to be one of the most competitive riders on Saturday, Augusto started from the front row of the grid, in second position. Unfortunately, he did not begin the race well, and went down at the opening corner after colliding with another rider. Unable to re-join the contest, his day ended prematurely.

Augusto now occupies the 7th position in the overall standings with 24 points.Next up is the Americas GP, which will take place at COTA from April 8th-10th.

“It was a shame to finish the race this way and so soon. We made a bad start; I had problems putting the gear in, and that caused us to get into trouble on the first corner. There was contact with another rider and I went down, without being able to do anything about it. I feel bad because we haven’t been able to take advantage of all the potential we had shown here, since we were having a very strong weekend and we could have fought for the victory with the pace that we had. Nothing is over because we haven’t taken points at a round and, luckily, we have another opportunity next week. We have to take away the positives as we are still up there and are strong, we just need to finish it off in the race. I want to thank the team for all their work on this unique weekend, which has been hard for everyone. I’m sorry I couldn’t repay them for it with a good result. Now we are already thinking about Austin.”