#SPANISHGP: MARTIN HIT AND SUNK AS DIGGIA IS ONLY SEVENTH
It was not the Sunday many would have imagined for Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3, especially after yesterday’s strong performance in qualifying for Jorge Martin (pole) and Fabio Di Giannantonio (3rd place).
The Italian rider had a very difficult race as he struggled on the straight, which made it hard to defend his position each time he crossed the finish line. A pity for Di Giannantonio, who had a great start and during the previous two days showed a great race pace. His seventh place was earned at the finish line, and it surely was not something to cheer about.
Jorge Martin was even less happy than his team mate: the young Spanish rider, who was among the protagonists of this weekend, was eliminated from the race with four laps to go by a reckless mistake – if that is the way to call it – from Canet, who came in very hot at turn 6 to take out Martin, Bastianini and Arbolino. It will be interesting to see if the Race Direction will take any disciplinary measure towards Canet and what it will eventually be.
With post-race x-rays showing no relevant injuries – although a CAT scan is still needed – Jorge Martin will now get ready for the next round on the calendar, which take place at Le Mans in a fortnight’s time. Hopefully Martin but surely Di Giannantonio will be on track in a few days for a private test at Motorland Aragón (May 9-10).