Arón Canet fights back for podium

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Repsol rider climbs from twenty-second position to third at Brno. Teammate Enea Bastianini finishes seventeenth after starting from thirty-first.

Arón Canet saludando con el pulgar
Arón Canet fights back for podium

I am very happy and this podium feels like a victory.


Arón Canet

The third place marks a fourth podium of the season for Arón Canet, who remains third in the overall standings with 126 points.

Starting from seventeenth position, he dropped three places on the first lap and two on Lap 2. After four laps he was more than 10 seconds from the front and crossed the line third, just 3 seconds behind race winner Joan Mir.

Enea Bastianini took the start from thirty-first position after being sanctioned following qualifying. He placed seventeenth, matching the pace of the frontrunners.

Arón Canet

It has been a very difficult weekend and I think the Grands Prix like this benefit us, because for the moment I have managed to finish them on the podium. I was down as low as twenty-second, because at first I didn’t want to risk anything -many riders take many risks trying to gain a lot of positions in a short time. As soon as I started to brake later and warm the tyres up, I started to feel comfortable pass people. I was twelfth and had the first group three and a half seconds away, so I decided to risk a little to reach them; in that position I would have taken very few points and, if I crashed, the difference would be very little. I was able to reach them, but the four in front had broken way from the group and opened a gap. I took more risks to get onto the podium and I rode at the limit to secure the position. I am very happy and this podium feels like a victory.

Enea Bastianini

It was a very difficult race, because I was starting from very far back. From the first corner I saw that it would be tough, because the other riders were spraying up the water from the asphalt and it was difficult to see anything. In any case, I didn’t make a bad start and I recovered some positions. However, on the second corner two riders fell right in front of me and I went back behind again. I had to start over. It wasn’t easy, because the asphalt was drying and, although I could ride fast, the dry line was very narrow and it was very difficult to overtake. We were able close in on the group ahead of me, but we needed another lap to pass them. It’s a shame, because we could have taken some points.

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