Augusto works hard to take strong fourth place and valuable points in Jerez
The Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit hosted the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, presenting a tough and intense test for the Moto2 World Championship riders due to the heat. Despite the high temperatures, Augusto Fernandez worked hard to achieve a praiseworthy fourth place.
Augusto, who started from the third row of the grid, got off the line well and gained a place at the opening corner, moving up into eighth. The Red Bull KTM Ajo talent pushed to the fullest, beginning a fightback that saw him reach fourth on Lap 8. The Spaniard gave his all to try to catch up with the riders ahead of him in search of a podium spot, setting the same times as the leader. Finally, he crossed the finish line in fourth place, completing a hard-fought race.
Augusto occupies 9th position in the Moto2 World Championship with 44 points. The next event of the season will be the French Grand Prix, which will take place from May 12th to 15th at Le Mans.
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I am happy to have had a race with the leading group, after some difficult past races. It was a shame about qualifying, since we started far back -and at this circuit it is difficult to overtake. By the time I was able to get out of the traffic, the three riders who finished on the podium were already far away. From then on I was riding at the same pace as them, but I couldn’t catch them. The conditions were difficult due to the heat and the track didn’t allow us to make any mistakes. I tried to stay consistent and set the same times, but I couldn’t get there. At the end of the race it seemed that I could get into the fight for third place, but it wasn’t to be. I’m happy with the weekend and at Le Mans we’ll aim for more.”