We at Nolan Group had high expectations for the home race.
It was a difficult weekend, partly ruined by the rain but made interesting in many ways. Not much luck in MotoGP, due to the crash of Rins while he was among the first, and for the difficult race of Petrucci, not very comfortable on his bike despite the home track.
The day, however, was made beautiful by the podium of Canet, third at the end of a spectacular race! Bravo Aron, that's how we want our riders!
And you? We saw you and you were many, despite the public had limited access, with your Nolan and X-Lite! There is another Misano in a few weeks. Do you know?
DANILO PETRUCCI: 16th
"It was a really difficult race. We managed to have a better pace compared to the practice. I didn’t expect to be faster and consistent like this, to be honest. I struggled a lot, but I tried my best to at least score one point. But in the last four laps, I was pretty much done with myself and fought with the bike. I would have liked to score at least one point at home. But the weekend overall was very tough for us. In the end, we finished the race and we have a test coming up, in which we will try to work on our weaknesses."
ALEX RINS: DNF
"I’m OK after the crash, just disappointed because I was doing a good race with nice pace. I was pretty consistent across all the laps, and I felt confident. I was riding very hard and I was trying to follow Bastianini, but he was super strong all race and he was braking harder than me. I lost a lot of time at the beginning of the race trying to make up places, and I was pushing to the limit to stay with Bastianini and get the best position possible, then I went down. I was pushing, but not more than normal, so we need to look at the data to realise exactly what happened. It’s disappointing but I’m glad that I’m uninjured, and now I’ll focus on the test days we have here. Then I’ll be looking forward to arriving in Austin in a couple of weeks."
ARON CANET: 3rd
“Having finished third and fighting for the Misano race was very nice. I'm happy with how the second half of the season is going, always finishing in the top eight. Before the race, speaking with Jorge Martínez “Aspar”, he told me “do what you can do, don't do more”. I thought about that sentence in the last curves, the image of Jorge came to mind explaining things to me and I preferred to pay attention to his words."