Yamanaka after catch-up race on P11 – Salac on P10

The CarXpert PrüstelGP Team finishes the second race in Misano in tenth and eleventh place.

After two rainy days, the Moto3 World Championship race took place in dry conditions and at around 23°C. Filip Salac started today’s race Sunday with a lot of motivation after strong practice sessions and a good Q2. However, a crash in the warm up hampered Salac’s final preparations for the race – nevertheless, he started the race of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from second place with the bike, which the team had made ready to ride again within a few hours. In the first laps the Czech kept constantly in the Top5, as he had done during the whole weekend so far. In lap 6 he had to avoid a crash of another rider and thus lost a few places before settling back in P9. Salac kept up his pace and finally finished the race in 10th place.

Ryusei Yamanaka struggled to get to grips with the bike’s technical setup during the wet practice sessions. He started the race on the 4.2-kilometer Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli from twentieth place. Thanks to a good rhythm, the Japanese managed to make up some places and keep up with the front group. He took eleventh place across the finish line, gaining a whole nine places.

The CarXpert PrüstelGP Team is now heading to Portimao (Portugal), where the second last race of the season will take place on November 07.  

Filip Salac #12 (P10 | 39’39.970 | +6.800):

“We had two extremely strong preparation days here in Misano. However, the warm up then took place in difficult, only semi-dry conditions – I wanted to test the bike again on various aspects, then came at the full power with the front wheel on a wet spot and crashed. At this point, thanks to the team for the strong work, the bike was ready to ride again only a short time later. But then I had trouble keeping the rhythm in the race and fell back a few places after the half of the race. Of course, this was not the result we had hoped for, but I am still happy with the whole weekend and the final top 10 result. I hope we can build on this positive experience for the last two races.”

Ryusei Yamanaka #6 (P11 | 39’43.705 | +10.535):

“After starting from 20th on the grid, I was happy to quickly find a good pace and make up some places. The dry conditions worked well for me. Although I still had to struggle in some moments with the grip on the front wheel, which was not always quite optimal. Nevertheless, I’m happy with the performance and with the development of our work. I’m excited to see what the last two race weekends will bring us.”

Pictures by © [2021] Steve Wobser

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