Augusto Fernandez aced MotoGP points again as the rookie captured 13th position at a warm but cloudy Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for the Gran Premio MotoGP™ Guru by Gryfyn de España. GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 watched their rookie continue his rapid spell of learning and adaptation and exceed expectations.
AF37 was scraping elbows and fairings with Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli in the battle on the fringe of the top ten and once the race had been restarted in the wake of a first turn collision. Augusto maintains his line of points and improvement at the crucial time of the weekend by shining on Sunday. His 13th place ensured three more points to his total.
Augusto Fernandez, 13th:
“Much better today. My pace was more competitive and I was in a more competitive group. Even my start was better. We made a big step and the top ten was not so far. The gap is getting smaller and now I am looking forward to the test tomorrow and working more on the GP bike. Just having that extra track time will be a big help because we miss that on the race weekends.”