Reale Avintia Academy 77 Moto3 – GP of Valencia – Ricardo Tormo
The forecast for the Grand Prix of Valencia was correct and today we had a wet race in Moto3. Reale Avintia Academy 77 rider, Vicente Pérez, was unable to finish his home race and the last round of 2018 Moto3 World Championship, when he crashed with just two laps to go.
As he said yesterday, in the rain the race would be and elimination race and, he was the last of 16 riders crashing out today. It was a shame because he was eleventh and his target was to finish in the top 10 to conclude his first season in style.
Vicente Pérez will now focus on next year, after signing a new contract with Reale Avintia Academy 77 to race in Moto3 with KTM. In the last races he completed this season, he scored points in four and, no doubt, sixth place in Thailand, where he was fighting in the front group, should be Vicente’s target for 2019 season.
“As expected, the race was very difficult and from the first lap my feeling with the bike was not the best. I tried to adapt changing my riding style, and trying to stay with the group, but it was not possible. In the last few laps I just focussed on finishing the race, but with to laps to go, I crashed. I really wanted to finish the year with a good result for the team and my home crowd, but it was not possible. Now I’m already thinking of next season and be strong from the first race in Qatar”.