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Posted on June 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

The day started with a minute of silence in memory of Luis Salom at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya straight.


The day started with a minute of silence in memory of Luis Salom at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya straight. A bit before, during the warm up, Áxel Pons finished 7 tenths away from the fastest and Marcel Schrötter at 1.3s. During the race, all the riders remembered the former Moto3 World Championship runner-up with a sticker with his number in the fairings and the winners wore a t-shirt with his pink 39.



It was a tough race for everyone, but they needed to focus. Áxel did not have a good start, but Marcel did a bit better. In the first part they lost some positions, being 11th and 14th respectively. But as the race went by, they started to improve and were able to be in the battle. The best position Axel had during the race was a 7th (9th in the end) and Marcel’s best was his final 10th place.

Here you can check the race classification for the Moto2 class in Montmeló.

And here the provisional overall Moto2 World Championship standings.

Axcel Pons #49, 9th: “It was a quite complicated race. The new track hindered our times in the last sector, we lost quite a lot. But I’m happy because I finished and gathered some points. The important thing is to be in the battle. The bike went well and the team did a good job. In the end it was difficult to keep the pace, because there was no grip, so we could just try to stay on the bike”.

Marcel Schrotter #23, 10th: “We want more, of course, I can’t be completely happy. Our weekend was difficult in general, we did a good Qualifying but we didn’t have the same pace as the others. With the same conditions, we weren’t fast, the tyres didn’t last. We need to keep working with the used tyres. Overall, with the traffic we didn’t have a good start, but we fought during the first laps. My bike worked best at the end, when there was less grip. But the worst was that it keeps changing as laps go by. It was hard; I had a very physical riding because the bike was sliding all the time. Considering the weekend we had, the 10th place is ok”.

Iker Burutxaga, Team Manager: “It’s the first time we have both riders in the top 10, but it feels strange to do it in such a sad day. I’m happy because there were no incidents, at least in Moto2 and Moto3. We dedicate it to Luis’ family; we want to let them know they can count on us”.



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