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Barcelona Moto3: One-Two for our riders. 1st Kent, 2nd Bastianini.

Only 35 thousandth of a second divided Kent and Bastianini, under the chequered flag. Once again was Danny Kent was the winner, (his fourth race of the year) strengthening his leadership in the championship. Enea Bastianini, who started from Pole Position, was not able to conquer, his first victory of career, although his conduct of the race was quite perfect. Locatelli had a good race and closed 12th.
In MotoGP Danilo Petrucci, after encountering a lot of problems all weekend, was able to achieve a good ninth place.
Next race in Assen, June 27th.

DANNY KENT X-lite X-802R
“I’m happy because my strategy worked out really well. It was such a tough race because all riders at the front really wanted the victory today. I knew that I had some advantages in the last sectors of the track. Particularly in the infield I was able to pull away by half of a second, but in the end it was impossible to do so. I tried it several times, but as soon as we entered turn one they pulled me back again. During the last four laps I followed them, thinking to let them do their thing, because I knew my strong points and I’ll bounce back during the final lap. At this time the tyres dropped pretty much so I had to be focused anyway. But in the end my strategy worked out really well so I’m pleased with this victory. Furthermore thanks to it we extended our championship lead, which was of course very important too. Congratulations and a big thanks to my team.”

“I wanted to attack Kent on the last corner, but in the penultimate corner unfortunately I was not able to shift into fourth gear, losing some ground, and in the end I was not so close to try. Too bad, but I'm glad anyway, these 20 points are important for the championship. Today Kent deserved the victory, it was very fast on track. However we're getting close, we just have to improve a bit in the slower corners. This is the third second place of the season and from one point of view I feel sorry for never having gotten the victory, but the races are like this… Today I gave my maximum as always, but Kent was faster than me and it was almost impossible to beat him”.

“Also today in the race I had to fight against some chatter problems at the rear, especially in the final two corners, but I’m very happy with this result. It was a long race and the tyres dropped down a lot in the latter stages, but I never gave up, pushing till the end. Maybe, starting from a more advanced position on the grid we could also enter the top ten, but we are satisfied anyway. I collected more points and more confidence, but now we want to try to solve in the best way possible the problems we had here, so that in Assen we can be immediately competitive from Friday”

“My main goal was to get to the end of a tough race which has been very difficoult due to the heat and the bad condition of the track. I am very satisfied: it is another 9th place after the one at Mugello. I would have had to risk a lot to do something more. And following a very difficult weekend it would have been too hasty. The problems I had on Friday and Saturday's practices were even worse in the morning's warm up. The team did their best trying to make me confortable. That's why I want to thank Daniele Romagnoli and all the guys. Tomorrow we will do some tests to start preparing the race in Assen, a circuit I like.”

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