ONE MORE SHOT AT THE WIN FOR MARTIN AND DI GIANNANTONIO AT VALENCIA
The 2017 Moto3 World Championship has been no doubt a successful one for Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3, but there is still something missing: the 8 pole positions, 13 podiums and the 70% chance than at least one of the two riders would make it to the top-3 in the race (only five races out of 17 without a rostrum finish) still do not include a win.
The team did come very close to it in a number of occasion: Fabio Di Giannantonio was inches away from the top step twice at Mugello and Alcañiz, even more times did Jorge Martin, so victory can be their only goal for the season finale of the quarter-litre class of MotoGP.
The ‘Ricardo Tormo Circuit’ will also be the other chance for team Gresini riders to change their position in the standings. Martin is still mathematically in contention for the top-3, while Diggia needs only three points to seal fifth place, with his team mate’s fourth place being 18 points away.
JORGE MARTIN #88
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Valencia. It has been a very positive year for us and it will be important to finish on a high note and then focus on 2018. We will work mostly with used tyres – like we did in Australia and Malaysia – in order to be ready for the race. I hope it will be a good last event and that we’ll have the best reasons to celebrate it.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21
“I like Valencia a lot, even though the last memory I have of this track was the injury I suffered at the start of the year. Last year we were competitive and quick there, and we took a fifth-place finish after an overall positive weekend. The flyaway rounds didn’t go as planned and we were quite beat down when we came back. We will try to turn things around and fight for the win at Valencia, a result that has yet still to arrive.”