Two in the Top Ten
Franco Morbidelli and Álex Márquez finished the Grand Prix of San Marino in the top ten, consolidating their positions in the Moto2 championship.
After the rain of Silverstone, the heat of Misano. A change of scenery for the thirteenth round of the 2013 season.
And a lot of grip problems for our riders. In the end, we can be satisfied with their overall performance.
Michael Bartholemy, the manager of the Team Estrella
Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS.
Fifth on the starting grid, Franco Morbidelli crossed the finish line of the Grand Prix of San Marino in the same position. A result obtained through sheer hard work, the Italian having to fight it out with Zarco, Nakagami, Lüthi and Lowes. With no feeling from his front axle, Alex Marquez wisely made it to tenth place in a race won by Lorenzo Baldassari. The only representative of the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in MotoGP, Tito Rabat fell in the second lap after a very good start. Forced to return to the pits to repair his Honda RC213V and its broken footrest, the former Moto2 World Champion returned to the track to take the checkered flag in seventeenth position.
In finishing fifth at Misano, Morbidelli stays in sixth place in the standings, but has reduced Folger’s lead to two points. Marquez is now in the top fifteen. In MotoGP, Miller has slipped back to seventeenth position while Rabat is now twentieth.
Since winning the Grand Prix of the Netherlands, Jack Miller has sorely missed success. His fall during the warm-up on the Spielberg circuit had a certain effect on the rider of the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS, who has had trouble overcoming the injury. One of the results being he decided not to take the start on the Grand Prix of San Marino. The Australian had obtained seventeenth best time in the free practice sessions. A sharp pain in the wrist, however, called him to order.
Unlike at Silverstone, this Misano circuit is very physical and I found it hard to control the bike.
Miller still not having recovered from the fractures to his vertebrae, Michael Bartholemy might have to replace Tito Rabat’s teammate for the next two Grands Prix.