Reale Avintia Academy 77 Moto3 – GP of Malaysia – Sepang
In a fantastic battle, Reale Avintia Academy 77 rider Vicente Pérez recovered from 21st place to finish in 13th spot at the Moto3 Grand Prix of Malaysia.
Pérez had shown an impressive pace in qualifying on Saturday and only missed out on a second row start due to another rider getting into his way at the final corner of his fastest lap. Considering his speed, Pérez knew that he was able to recover positions in the race and this is exactly what he did. By mid-race, he even had options to fight for the Top Ten. In the end, he added three additional world championship points to his account.
In two weeks, the Moto3 world championship returns to Europe for the final round. The Valencia Grand Prix will be the home race for Vicente Pérez, where he hopes to be able to put up a good show again and finish the year with a strong result.
“I am happy. I had to start way back on the grid, but I managed to catch up in the race. The only pity is that I couldn’t finish within the Top 10. I was close, but in the end it wasn’t meant to happen. I had contact with another rider on the two last laps, which slowed me down considerably. The bike worked an absolute treat and I want to thank the team once again for the great job they’ve done. After two Grand Prix without a result, we managed to finish the overseas triple on a high note. Now we have to focus on Valencia, my home race, where I hope to finish this year’s championship in style.”