Augusto takes podium and regains series lead at San Marino Grand Prix
The San Marino Grand Prix was on Sunday at Misano, amidst high temperatures that made the race a demanding one for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders. Augusto Fernandez placed third, fighting for the podium until the last lap.
Augusto had a difficult weekend at Misano, and started from the third row of the grid. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider used his intelligence on race day, avoiding risks due to the delicate conditions of the track. Managing his tyre wear and choosing his moments to attack, he climbed up the order and fought for the podium on the final laps, with a late push giving him third place. After taking his sixth podium of the year, Augusto regains the lead of the Moto2 standings with 198 points.
The series heads to Spain for the next round, the Aragon Grand Prix, held from September 15-18th at MotorLand Aragon.
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It was not an easy race, especially with us starting from the third row. It was difficult because we had the trickiest conditions of the weekend due to the temperature. Little by little I felt more comfortable and I took the opportunity to overtake my rivals. Today was a race in which to manage things and score as many points as possible. The team did a great job this weekend to get the bike ready, so we leave Misano very satisfied.”