Stefano Nepa started fifteenth thanks to the several penalties that were imposed on Saturday afternoon to riders who had riden too slow in the qualifying sessions. However, he could not stay in points positions and was overtaken as the laps passed. Nepa was also involved in an incident in which Can Öncu collided with the back of the Italian’s KTM that, unlike the Turkish, managed to stay on the bike to finish the race in 22nd position.
“It was a very positive weekend, in QP we made a great step forward but we still had a little to improve. Today the weather did not help us to try something in the warm up so he could have improved the pace. The race was very difficult due to the asphalt conditions and if they had been better we could have won some positions. Neither the team nor I surrender, see you at Silverstone!”