Esponsorama Racing has finished the seventh race of the season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
After yesterday’s qualifying session, Johann Zarco started in 14th position. The French rider was able to score 5 important points by crossing the finish line 11th after fighting all race to enter to the Top-10.
Tito Rabat, who started 20th, could not finish the race due to a crash. The Spanish rider lost control of his Ducati Desmosedici GP19 in turn 6 with 15 laps to go and was forced to retire.
Next week, at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, the Catalan Grand Prix will take place, where Esponsorama Racing will have a new opportunity to continue working and return to the positions where the team deserves to be.
Johann Zarco | P11
“One race more finished, although it has been a difficult situation to handle. The choice of the rear tire was crucial, we chose an option thinking that it would give us some advantage from the second half of the race but this has not been the case. The pace has been very constant but a bit slow compared to the Top-10. Looking forward to Barcelona to continue improving.”
Tito Rabat | DNF
“From today’s crash we will look on the bright side as always. Our fastest race lap was only one tenth slower than my teammate’s. The track conditions today were very strange and we still had a 1.33 pace. The crash was the result of trying to follow the group in front, as I was forcing it closed from the front and I crashed. Now we have our sights set on next week’s home race.”