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30/08/2021 News

Double top ten for Tech 3

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom, August 30 - KTM Tech 3 enjoyed their best race of the season at Silverstone with two top ten finishes at the British Grand Prix.


After his great result in Austria, Iker Lecuona confirmed his good form in England. Fifth in the warm up, the Spaniard was however only 18th on the grid. After an excellent first lap he managed to climb up to seventh place, his second best result in MotoGP. “I'm really happy with this result," commented Iker. “Qualifying went badly, but I was confident in my race pace. I managed to increase my rhythm as the laps went by and was careful not to work my tyres too hard. In the end I got my best result in the dry.” Danilo Petrucci, handicapped by his weight and height on the straight, also rode a good race to take tenth place at the chequered flag. “This race is without doubt the best we have done this year," declared Hervé Poncharal. “We thought we could do OK here, but this result exceeds our expectations."


Another solid weekend for the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team. Qualifying on the front row of the grid, Sam Lowes led for a while before finally crossing the finish line in fourth place. “Fourth is never the best position, especially at your home grand prix, but it was a very good race," commented the Brit. “I fought until the end, improving my pace between practice and the race." Augusto Fernandez, who was seventh for a long time, finished the Grand Prix in sixth place. It was the Spaniard's seventh top six finish since the start of the season. “We got a bit lost with the set-up in FP3 and we paid for it in the race," said the Elf Marc VDS Racing rider. “I was really fast, but too much on the limit.” Fernandez nevertheless took valuable points to consolidate his sixth place in the overall standings.


“Finishing the race with both riders in the points is positive," commented Hervé Poncharal after the Moto3 Grand Prix. “We know we won't be repeating the Spielberg result every weekend.” Deniz Öncü rode a solid race on a circuit that doesn't necessarily suit his riding style, to finish eighth. Ayumu Sasaki was up at the front during the three free practice sessions, but unfortunately crashed in qualifying, forcing him to start from the back of the grid. "A handicap on this track,” the Japanese rider admitted at the finish, after taking the chequered flag in thirteenth position.


Danilo Petrucci


17th (36 points)

Iker Lecuona


19th (33 points)


Sam Lowes


4th (127 points)

Augusto Fernandez


6th (92 points)


Ayumu Sasaki


8th (71 points)

Deniz Öncü


15th (53 points)