Moto3 Argentina GP Race
CRASH AFTER A GREAT RECOVERY FOR DENNIS FOGGIA AT RIO HONDO
Started from the 14th box of the grid, the young rider of the Sky Racing Team VR46 crashes a few laps from the checkered flag when he was fighting for fifth position. Nicolò Bulega was forced to retire.
Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), April 8, 2018 – A race of the uncertain weather has just ended in Rio Hondo for the Sky Racing Team VR46. On a tricky asphalt, Dennis Foggia crashed three laps from the finishing line when he was fighting for the fifth place. Nicolò Bulega was forced to retire.
After a warm up on completely wet tarmac, Dennis was back on track with rain tires to face the 21 laps of the race. Started from the 14th box of the grid, he was the protagonist of a good recovery and was able to climb the rankings up to fifth place.
More risky choice instead for Bulega who opted for slick tires on the starting line up. Due to the really difficult conditions of the track, Nicolò was forced to back into the pits five laps from the finishing line.
Pablo Nieto: It was not an easy Sunday: on the grid we had to decide which tyre strategy to follow. Dennis opted for the rain and he had an incredible race. He has to learn, perhaps he has asked too much in the last laps, but he has tried until the end. With Nicolò we made a different choice. We took a risk and went on the track with the slicks. It was an attempt, but the track dried out less than we expected during the race.
Nicolo Bulega: It has been a difficult weekend for me and the Team: we struggled from Friday to find the right confidence and, in qualifying, we were not competitive. We started from the back of the group and we took the risk of using the slicks, but it turned out to be the wrong choice.
Dennis Foggia: Too bad for the crash, but it was a great race. I started from the 14th place and I tried to get closer to the top guys. I was fighting for the Top5, I saw the podium in front of me and I tried. Unfortunately, I entered the corner too fast, the asphalt was tricky and I could not do anything to keep the bike on the track. I’m really happy: I did a great job with the team, they gave me a great package and I was able to immediately get comfortable with the layout of the track. I knew I could fight in the first group and I gave my best. Thank you so much to all the guys of the team, we have to continue in this direction.