Rinaldi set the fastest lap at 2?01.255. In Round 8 Rinaldi and Locatelli were again on Row 1 at race start. The end of race saw Locatelli get over the finish line 1st to secure his season’s 4th win, and fourth race win of the season, while Rinaldi finished the race in 3rd place.
Andrea Locatelli said, “I got the result I was looking for. Although I didn’t get the perfect start I was able to take advantage of the parts of the track where I knew I was faster, so I managed to close the gap with the front quick enough. I need to practice my starts, as I need to improve in this area. Yesterday?s was a difficult race and I didn?t get the perfect start but I was quite happy with 2nd. The title will be on the line at Mugello and I’ll do my best, I don?t want to make any mistake. The team has done an outstanding job and I want to thank each of them for what they have done during the weekend.”
Michael Rinaldi said, “I really wanted a double win but I had to settle for third. I got a good start and tried to set my pace in order to pull away, but that was not the case. In the first race, I Copyright © 2013 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. All rights reserved. got a good start and pushed hard because I knew my opponents were not far. The bike was perfect and allowed me to stay in the lead from lights to flag. It was an amazing win, that gives me great joy and comes at the right time after the DNF at Misano last time. The gap from the lead is a big one but I will do my very best until the end. I?d like to thank my team for helping me so much this weekend, my bike was very competitive.”
Imola Round 8 of Italian Championships saw Wayne Ryan and Kyle Ryde in participation during which Ryan climbed to 8th place while Ryde finished the race in 21st place. Both these racers started further back on the grid in both races with Ryan moving up from 14th place to 12th while Ryde started 15th but ended in 10 place.
The four laps in Dalla Porta proved to be difficult with several riders sliding off though Kyle managed to pick up his bike off the gravel and mount it again. Though this meant end of the race for him, he did manage to make it to the flag. Though not successful in making any mark, he said that he had learnt a lot from the weekend of racing and he now looks forward to a Silverstone GP wild card.
Ryan on the other hand managed to skirt the catastrophe and was in 8th position by lap 9, a position he held on till the end of the race. He blamed his start at the back of the grid for any better results and could have improved his position to speed ahead of the other riders but with just 11 laps there was not much time to catch up. Italian Moto3 returns to Mugello?s Autodromo Internazionale on September 21-22.