This weekend, Hector Garzo was replacing injured Remy Gardner for the third time this season and showed a very solid form. The young Spaniard, who was in Mugello for the first time ever, initiated race day with the top speed of the highly-competitive Moto2 class during Warm Up. He reached 286 km/h aboard his Mistral 610 machine and carried on in a strong way during the race to eventually see the chequered flag in 20th position.
Following a great Warm Up session this morning, where Bo Bendsneyder did his best lap time of 1’52.974 minutes on used tyres, the Dutch Moto2 rookie felt well prepared for the race at midday. Unfortunately, Bendsneyder was forced to return to the pit box after the first lap, but will have a full day of testing in Mugello tomorrow.
Position: 20th – Championship: 31st – Points: -
“This was a great Sunday for me, I did the first step of a good way. The Warm Up was super important for me, I could improve and tried to do the same in the race. The first sector was unbelievable for me. I tried to gather for a good position, but many riders were inside and outside in the corners, which was difficult for me. Anyway, I think I saved it quite well. Then I tried to find my rhythm, but I think I need to improve a bit more on the first ten laps and trying not to lose contact with the group in front. For me, it’s ok to finish in P20, I need more, but anyway, I’m truly happy and want to express a big thanks to the team.”
Position: DNF – Championship: 28th – Points: -
“After yesterday, we changed the bike a little bit and we made a good step, so we had a lot of confidence for the race and were really focused on it. Finally, there happened something with the clutch and that sort of things happen sometimes. Now it’s just a bad moment for this, but it’s like that. The positive is that we made a great step this morning, we showed that we can be there, so let’s focus on tomorrow for the test, where we hope it is dry and on the next race in Barcelona to show our potential there.”
“Another tough weekend for the Tech3 Moto2 Racing Team. Race by race it’s almost the same story, we’re too far down in Qualifying. Apparently, an issue with the clutch at the start forced Bo to retire, which is a shame, but anyway, he would have had to fight hard from P23. It’s never good to be on the grid and not to finish your first lap of the race. Anyway, we have another test tomorrow and hopefully we can still grow and improve. Hector did an ok weekend, which was his third race with us this year and he is starting to understand the level of the Moto2 World Championship. He is learning and he has been good so far, but the gap is very big. We are very happy to have given him this possibility to do these races with us, for sure, he has improved a lot, he has understood quite a few things, how to push more, how to set up the bike, but to be in the top 15 and score points in this championship is such a tough mission, that I think at the moment is almost unreachable for him unless there are a lot of casualties in front. So, we have to accept what is racing and what is the result, but we are not going to give up and carry on pushing. Hopefully Catalunya is going to be bit sweeter for the Tech3 Moto2 Team.”