Navarro fightback at Silverstone ends with crash

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Repsol rider sees chances of victory dashed two laps from the end, after contact with another rider. Aron Canet places ninth at British GP.

Navarro fightback at Silverstone ends with crash

Jorge Navarro: “I am fine after the crash”


A solid comeback by Jorge Navarro on raceday at Silverstone circuit did not have a happy ending for the Repsol rider, as he crashed out in the closing stages of the British GP. The Spaniard –second in the Moto3 World Championship– had started from eighteenth on the grid, but managed to gain positions and break away with the leading group. Navarro would even lead the race for various laps, but his day came to an early end when he was hit by another rider. He was thus unable to complete the race, with just two laps remaining before the chequered flag. Teammate Aron Canet lost positions on the early laps, but managed to recover and cross the finish line in ninth. The young rookie rounded off his week positively, gaining experience and adding points to his tally.

The next Moto3 round will be the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano, on September 9th, 10th and 11th

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Jorge Navarro

“I am fine after the crash. I just have the normal fatigue that you have after the race and after a fall. It was a shame not to finish; I was able to make a comeback despite the difficult conditions, and when I arrived at the front I did not have the feeling to push ahead and escape. We had to fight within a group that had a low pace due to the slipstreams, and in which there were riders who are not usually in those positions –they took risks for which we ended up paying the price. Now we have to keep working hard, fight race by race to win again and try to get back closer to Binder.”

Aron Canet

“It was a great race for me, because after a dip at recent races I was able to put into practice what I had learned from other experiences, such as Austria. On the opening laps I was passed by several riders, but I could study them and overtake as I gained confidence. I felt that I could regain the level I was at before Assen. I pushed to the maximum to reach the leading group and take a good result. I was fighting to gain positions and in the end we finished ninth –a result with which I am very happy.”

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