Third place for Augusto Fernandez at the #CatalanGP
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team earned positive results at the Catalan Grand Prix, as Augusto Fernandez moved his way up the order and claimed third place in Barcelona.
Augusto was on the third row of the grid when the lights went out, and a large group formed around him. That, coupled with high temperatures on track, made it difficult to gain positions quickly. Augusto felt better lap after lap, and moved up to fourth place with eight laps remaining. He set his sights on catching up with the leading riders and fighting for the podium, and did so on the last lap, moving into third place before the chequered flag and claiming his second rostrum of the season.
Augusto now lies fourth in the overall standings with 96 points. The next round for the Moto2 class will be the German Grand Prix, held from June 16-19th.
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It was a very tough race and I’m happy about the podium, because I’d started on the third row and the traffic on the first few laps was difficult for the tyres. In this race there was a group formed, my tyre temperature went up and it made riding and attacking very difficult. In the end, on the last lap I went for it and the strategy worked out well for me. I’m happy with the result and with our position in the World Championship. There’s still a long way to go, but we’re up there after a start to the season that was not as expected.”