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02/05/2022 News

Another podium for Arbolino

Jerez, Espagne, May 2nd2022 - Tony Arbolino, who has been making steady progress since joining the Elf Marc VDS team, took his second Moto2 podium in Spain.

MotoGP

Eighteenth on the grid, his best qualifying position since moving up to MotoGP, Remy Gardner had high hopes of finishing the race in the points. Unfortunately, a collision with Alex Marquez on the first lap put paid to his ambitions. “I lost a wing on the left side and the bike became unrideable," commented the Australian. “I did the best I could to get to the finish, but twentieth place is not the result I was hoping for. Today I understood what those aerodynamic appendages are for.” Remy Gardner was the sole representative of the Tech 3 Racing KTM team in Jerez. Raul Fernandez suffered a sprained wrist in Portugal and was not allowed to ride in the sixth round of the season.

Moto2

For the second time in six races, Tony Arbolino was on the podium at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Elf Marc VDS Racing rider was battling for victory with the Japanese rider Ogura and the Spaniard Canet, but was forced to back off over the final laps due to arm pump. Third at the chequered flag, Arbolino consolidated his third place overall, reducing his gap to leader Celestino Vietti to just 30 points. “This race was difficult," admitted the Italian. “I had to adapt my riding style to the conditions, which were different from those of the practice sessions. It was very hard. But I am happy with the result. We did a good job all weekend and I think we can achieve very good things this season.” Sam Lowes had another DNF when he crashed out while fighting at the front of the pack. 

Moto3

For the third time in six races, Deniz Öncü finished just off the podium. The Elf rider was fourth at the chequered flag despite leading the race at the exit of the penultimate corner. After having made an average start, Deniz managed to join the leading group and felt that his first victory was within reach. “Unfortunately, I lost three places in the last corner", regretted Turkish rider. “It is frustrating, but I am not giving up. We are making constant progress and I am convinced that the hard work will pay off in the end.” Adrian Fernandez, who made an excellent start, was forced to retire after only a few laps. With two broken metacarpals in Portugal, it was a difficult weekend for the Tech 3 rider, and pain finally got the better of his ambitions.

MotoE

Making his MotoE debut, the young Alex Escrig made a good impression at the Jerez circuit. Seventh in his first race, the Spaniard finished eighth in the second race of the weekend. "I made a few mistakes that cost me some places but I learned a lot," said the Hi-Perf Total Tech 3 rider. Hector Garzo was just off the podium on Saturday afternoon, but crashed out of the race the following day. “I didn't have at all the same feeling on the bike," remarked the Spaniard. “The front was moving around a lot and I ended up coming off. It's hard because we don't have many races and the lost points are difficult to recover.”

CATEGORY RIDER RACE CHAMPIONSHIP
MOTOGP

Remy Gardner

20th

22nd (3 point)

Raul Fernandez

DNS

23rd (0 point)

MOTO2

Sam Lowes

DNF

10th (35 points)

Tony Arbolino

3rd

3rd (70 points)

MOTO3

Deniz Öncü

4th  

5th (63 points)

Adrian Fernandez

DNS

22nd (7 points)

MOTOE Alex Escrig 7th et 8th 7th (17 points)
Hector Garzo 4th and DNF 9th (13 points)