Ortolá is the Acosta beater in Rookies Cup Race 1 of Aragón 2
Iván Ortolá charged from the 4th row to take Race 1 victory within the second weekend at Motorland Aragón. Factors chief Pedro Acosta noticed his run of Crimson Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup victories stopped at 6 as the 2 16-year-old Spaniards sorted it out on the closing nook.
David Alonso, the 14-year-old Colombian, was in that closing flip type out as effectively and flashed throughout the road third to keep up 2nd within the championship chase on the Grand Prix of Teruel.
It was one other unimaginable 15 lap encounter and Acosta couldn’t pull off his meant repeat of final Sunday’s lights-to-flag domination. Ortolá had caught him by the top of lap 2 and the remainder adopted.
For the primary 10 laps 7 riders battled on the entrance, swapping locations fiercely. They had been then joined by one other pack that included Alonso and from there it was gifted insanity all the best way to the end.
Ortolá jumped from P10
“It was my greatest begin ever and in 2 laps I caught Pedro. We had been pushing very laborious and I believed that we’d break free in entrance and collectively open a niche to the group. It didn’t occur and it was a really massive group.”
“I needed to work so laborious at first as a result of yesterday, Qualifying was a catastrophe, I used to be in an extended group and I didn’t know handle the state of affairs. It at all times occurs in Qualifying and I’ve to discover ways to do it higher.”
“I’m very pleased with the bike, we didn’t contact something after final weekend. The issue just isn’t the bike, I have to qualify higher and begin from the entrance 2 rows,” concluded Ortolá who completed third in each races at Aragón 1.
Acosta not phased
“That’s OK, I’m comfortable sufficient. Each race I do right here at Aragón the place I’m in a gaggle I lose on the again straight on the final lap. So 2nd just isn’t dangerous. The opposite riders had been very aggressive at the moment and these factors are crucial for the championship.”
“I’m pleased with the bike, the setting is nice so we are going to change nothing and see what occurs tomorrow. Iván was so quick at the moment and I couldn’t break the group.”
Alonso with an incredible journey from P9
“I’m very comfortable as a result of we received on the rostrum however the race was so laborious for us and within the final laps we had been drained, the bike was sliding and we have to make a step ahead tomorrow each within the setting of the bike and my driving.”
“I should be extra relaxed within the group, the beginning was not so good so I want to enhance that additionally and overtake the opposite riders. There’s a lot we are able to enhance however the final 2 laps I did very effectively and that may be a constructive factor.”
David Muñoz 4th from Pole
“I’m very comfortable for the race,” acknowledged the 14-year-old Spaniard. “However by the top of the race the bike was sliding and chattering and I couldn’t do extra on the final lap. Tomorrow I wish to do higher so we are going to take a look at enhancing the settings and see what we are able to do.”
Salvador felt good
“This weekend I’m very comfortable as a result of yesterday we actually made a step ahead with the bike,” enthused the 16-year-old Spaniard. “For the primary time this yr I lastly have an excellent feeling with the bike like I had final yr.”
“The race may be very troublesome as a result of the group is loopy,” he laughed. “Lastly fifth place, that’s not the place I wished however at the moment I’m comfortable primarily due to the sensation I discovered on the bike. I didn’t have that final week.”
This weekend’s Rookies Cup races may be seen stay on www.redbull.television and on TV stations world wide.
Race 2 is on Sunday at 16:00 CET, the present begins 10 minutes earlier than the race.