The #3000 Grand Prix in the history of MotoGp has given great emotions at the Circuit of Jerez de la Frontera. Following a difficult start Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding were protagonists of a great comeback, ending up in 7th and 11th respectively.
Petrux’s race was fantastic. The rider from Terni did not start well but from the first lap he lapped with the same race pace of the group fighting for the fifth position. On lap 16 Danilo was already in 8th. After a fantastic duel with Valentino Rossi, overtook on lap 15th, the rider from Terni started to chase Vinales, giving the sensation of being able to catch him in the last laps. Back to the garage the deserved celebration of his team.
Scott’s start was even harder. The English rider made a mistake that forced him in 20th position. Scott managed to not loose the concentration, and in lap 10, after climbing to 15th, he started to lap with a great pace. In the last laps he tried to catch Valentino Rossi to win the Top 10 but the gap was too wide.
7th – Danilo Petrucci
“It was a great race. I’m really happy. It was just a shame to start so badly. I struggled a lot in the first lap then I started recovering positions thanks to the good race pace. I did a good fight with Rossi but in those two laps I lost contact with Vinales. I tried to recover by pushing hard. I came really close but there was no margin to try an attack. I thank the team: they made a great job with the bike”.
11th – Scott Redding
“Unfortunately I started badly and in the first laps I struggled a lot as I could not find rear grip. I could not push and I could not defend myself against the attacks of other riders and a contact with Baz made me turn very wide. I tried to stay focused to recover and in the end I managed to gain many positions. All in all today’s race did not go bad but it’s clear that I could do better”.