In the traditional post-Grand Prix statement, the Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig He shared his conclusions after a complicated weekend in Mugello for the team and very sad for MotoGP because of the death of young Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier.
“Yes, it has been a very sad weekend; it’s always bad when something like this happens. We are very sorry for the loss of Jason Dupasquier; We hope he may rest in peace and continue in the memory of the people around the paddock. Our condolences to his family, friends and his team ”, he wanted to share.
The weekend for the HRC riders was very difficult, Mugello is not a favorable track, and only two out of four finished it, 12th Pol Espargaró and 14th Àlex Márquez and falls for Marc Márquez and Taka Nakagami. The best classified in the general is Pol Esoargaró, eleventh with 29 points, one more than Nakagami.
“Clearly, again it was not the best weekend for us. We knew Mugello was not going to be easy, but we have not been as competitive as we would have liked. I think the positive story is the lap that Marc Márquez did just when the race started, he felt good on the bike. But sadly, he had an accident on the second turn, couldn’t see Binder, and made a mistake. This can happen ”, explains Puig.
“Pol Espargaró had some problems during the race and after seven or eight laps he couldn’t fulfill his potential and lost some positions. We also had high hopes for Takaaki Nakagami, but he made a mistake at the end of the race and fell. His start was not the best, but he showed a good pace and could have won some points. Álex Márquez has had a very difficult weekend and it has not gone as well as we expected ”, he says.
And they are more optimistic for this week’s GP at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. “Mugello has not been good for us, but the only thing we can do is keep going. We know we are not in the best of times, but we will not give up. We will go to Barcelona and try to find a way to overcome our difficulties. We stay strong, we stick together as a team. We face difficult times, but we have lived them in the past and we have overcome them, just as we will overcome this moment. As a team, we will be back to our correct level in the short term. “