Fernández was denied a run at the inaugural MotoGP Sprint in Portugal the previous Saturday but lined-up with intent for the second exciting spectacle in Argentina. After 12 frantic laps he crossed the finish line in 16th: unlucky to have been caught-up in Joan Mir’s early race crash.
Augusto Fernandez, 17th in qualification, 16th in the Sprint:
“Tough! The first laps were a bit crazy and I lost some time in Mir’s crash as I had to avoid his bike. By the end I was catching the group ahead of me a little bit and I had good pace. Like in the Portimao race, I need to find this pace earlier. It was a good learning experience for tomorrow and I think we can do better in the longer race.”
GASGAS Factory Racing’s MotoGP story wrapped another chapter today as Augusto Fernandez swallowed more experience of this highly demanding and technical series with a decent 11th place finish at a wet Termas de Rio Hondo. The Spaniard, and the GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 crew, pushed through 25 sodden laps of the Gran Premio Michelin de la Republica Argentina to rack-up world championship points for the second weekend in a row.