FRENCH CHALLENGE AWAITS ÁNGEL NIETO TEAM2018-05-16 10:36
Spanish Moto3 team head for Le Mans, where Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas will target more good results
Marco Bezzecchi and his KTM arrive at Le Mans for the fifth round of the Moto3 World Championship this weekend on top of the standings, thanks partly to a dramatic weekend at Jerez that saw Jorge Martín, Enea Bastianini and Aron Canet all crash out. Canet will start from the back of the grid in France as a penalty for his part in the carnage, but along with the likes of Fabio di Giannantonio and Jerez race winner Phillip Öttl they will once again be battling for the top step of the podium. Eventual World Champion Joan Mir to the win here last year in a sprint race after an incident on the second lap involving twenty riders.
Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas are both looking forward to the French Grand Prix after enjoying standout moments there last season. Arenas qualified fifth on the grid, his best qualifying position of the season, whilst Migno came from 23rd to finish just a second and a half off the podium in eighth. The Italian is determined to be competitive again this weekend, as he was in Austin and in Jerez up until the warm-up session. Arenas goes into the fifth round of the season also looking to turn things around after his DNF at Jerez.
Andrea Migno: “Le Mans is a circuit I like and where this weekend we have the chance to make up for the race at Jerez, where in the end we did not manage to score a good result. I am ready and we are going to try and do another great job, like we did in Austin and in Jerez up until the warm-up. “
Albert Arenas: “This race comes not at the best time for us in terms of our morale but we are close to putting everything together. I feel good, the bike is good, but we have struggled to get everything working in harmony. We won’t stop trying though and we will keep working like we have up to now to get to where we deserve to be. We’ll see what the weather does because this is always an uncertain weekend in that respect.”
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