Augusto Fernandez (GASGAS/14.): “It was a shame” / MotoGP

Augusto Fernandez (GASGAS/14.): “It was a shame” / MotoGP

Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 driver Augusto Fernandez once again finished well behind his Austin GP teammate. Fernandez talks about the embarrassing tire choice of the RC16 drivers – except for Pedro Acosta.

Former Moto2 world champion Augusto Fernandez suffered another blow at the Circuit of The Americas. Although Fernandez scored two World Championship points, Fernandez was 27 seconds behind winner Maverick Viñales and teammate Pedro Acosta at the finish.

The Spaniard, who started on the soft rear tyre, was able to leave Alex Marquez, who had crashed after sliding, and the helpless Luca Marini.

“It was difficult – I just had trouble maintaining the pace. It was a tough, tough race. Now we also need to analyze Pedro’s data. He did very well – I think his tire decision was also better than ours.”

Fernandez continued: “We are now looking forward to the European race with Jerez. Jerez is a circuit that I know well and where I know how to be fast. Well, others know Jerez very well too. But maybe it makes things a little easier for me. To be honest, Pedro rides the bike very well, he can make the most of it.”

Then, about Acosta, Fernandez says what everyone outside is thinking right now: “We have to see if I can copy something and see if I can be close to it, because in Texas the difference was big – especially in the Run. . It was better in Austin than Doha. I had good times in the sessions. But in the race I just couldn’t manage this speed. Now let’s see what Jerez brings and if we can learn something there.”

Regarding Austin’s race tactics, Fernandez shrugs: “On the day of the race, all of us at KTM/GASGAS chose the soft rear tire except for Pedro – he rode the medium field and that was a good choice for him – and he is the starter. .»
And #37 also shows the humor of the tree: »So it’s a shame! No, Pedro is just doing well, he understands the class and the bike – he rides with a lot of confidence. I need a slope where I can understand things more easily. If I run the same setup as Pedro, then Jerez will be good for that.

US GP Results:
1. Maverick Viñales (L) Aprilia 41:09.503 minutes.
2. Pedro Acosta (E) GASGAS +1.728 sec.
3. Enea Bastianini (I) Ducati +2.703 sec.
4. Jorge Martín (L) Pramac Ducati +4.690 sec.
5. Francesco Bagnaia (I) Ducati +7.392 sec.
6. Fabio Di Giannantonio (I) VR46 Ducati +9.980 sec.
7. Aleix Espargaró (E) Aprilia +12.208 seconds.
8. Marco Bezzecchi (I) VR46 Ducati +13.343 sec.
9. Brad Binder (ZA) KTM +14.931 sec.
10. Raúl Fernández (E) Trackhouse Aprilia +16.656 sec.
11. Miguel Oliveira (P) Trackhouse Aprilia +18,542 sec.
12. Fabio Quartararo (F) Yamaha +22,899 sec.
13. Jack Miller (AUS) KTM +24,011 sec.
14. Augusto Fernandez (E) GASGAS +27.652 sec.
15. Alex Márquez (L) Gresini Ducati +32.855 sec.
16. Luca Marini (I) Repsol Honda +33,528 sec.
17. Marc Márquez (ESP) Gresini Ducati out
18. Alex Rins (E) Yamaha out
19. Joan Mir (E) Repsol Honda out
20. Franco Morbidelli (I) Pramac Ducati out
21. Takaaki Nakagami (J) LCR Honda out
22. Johann Zarco (F) LCR Honda out

World Championship of Drivers to Austin:
1. Martin 80
2. Bastianini 59
3. Vinales 56
4. Acosta 54
5. Bagnaia 50
6. Fastener 49
7. Espargaro 39
8. Marc Marquez 36
9. And Giannantonio 25
10. Miller 22
11. Bezzecchi 20
12. Every quarter
13. Alex Márquez 14
14. Oliveira 13
15. Raúl Fernández 7
16. Augusto Fernandez 7
17. Mir 7
18. Zarco 5
19. When 3
20. Nakagami 2
21. Morbidelli 0
22. Marini 0

1. Ducati 96
2. KTM 76
3. April 72
4. Yamaha 19
5. Honda 8
1. Ducati Lenovo 109
2. April 95
3. Pramac 80
4. KTM 71
5. YEAR 61
6. Grease 50
7. VR46 45
8. Yamaha 22
9. Trackhouse 20
10. Honda 7
11. LCR 7