Sergio Garcia had started from 23rd on the grid, steadily moving up the order to reach eighth place.
Four laps from the chequered flag, another rider took him out on the newly-named ‘Dani Pedrosa corner’, eliminating the Spaniard from the race.
Alonso Lopez rode in the second group and benefited from numerous crashes ahead of him to place fourteenth. He claimed 2 points, and lies eighteenth in the overall standings.
Two points for Alonso López and Sergio Garcia crashes out at Jerez
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Spanish GP 2019 – Moto3 Race – Alonso López and Sergio García statements
Pace of the leading group. I had expected a little more from this race, because the pace we had matched that of the leading group. Our grid position slowed me down a bit and reduced our chances, because the riders at the back come out very agitated. It is important to pass the less experienced ones, since there is a lot of overtaking and you can’t ride consistently, which makes you lose contact with the front group.
Pick points. It’s a shame, because I was riding comfortably and I did what I could. In the end we have picked up a couple of points.
Bad luck. I progressed little by little and I don’t know where I would have got to, but I thought I had the strength to fight until the end. I was going into the corner normally, but I was hit by another rider and fell. I didn’t see what happened to cause that. It’s a shame, but at the same time I’m very happy about the race I was having. I was in the lead group at all times and that is a very big step in a World Championship race in itself.
Focusing on improving.Now we are focusing on continuing to improve. Raúl Fernández apologised for the incident and it’s all ok; these things happen in racing.