Augusto stages raceday fightback for fifth place at Mugello

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Augusto Fernandez finished today’s Italian Grand Prixfifth, after having made a spectacular fightback from 24th place.

Augusto, who started from 14th, dropped down to 24th, before steadily regaining feeling and riding at the same pace as the front group. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 talent continued to climb places, lap after lap, becoming more comfortable and reaching the Top 10. He finally finished fifth, concluding a spectacular 19-place improvement.

Augusto is now sixth in the Moto2 World Championship, with 80 points.The season continues next weekend at the Catalan Grand Prix, held from June 3rd-5th.

“We didn’t have a good first lap. I lacked speed and the rest of the riders were very fast. Little by little I felt better, and I managed to have a good pace. I had a lot of fun and I’m very happy with the comeback that we made. I was close to fourth place, and I had a very good feeling. In the end we salvaged something from the weekend, and we got some important points that mean a lot for the championship. Next week we are going to Barcelona, which is a circuit that I really like, so we will give it one hundred percent to try to get a good result.”