Canet opens Grand Prix win account at Jerez

Aron Canet took his very first win in the Moto3 World Championship at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Spaniard, who had been the fastest rider in the warm up, escaped at the start in a lead group with Jorge Martin and Romano Fenati, but the battle soon involved six riders in the quest for podium positions. Despite a run-off midway through the race, Canet managed not to lose contact with the group; when the last lap came around, the Spaniard left his move for the last corner, passing Fenati and Joan Mir to take victory.
Enea Bastianini was up into the Top 10 off the start, and pushed to keep tough with the leaders in the trailing group. The Italian crossed the line in eighth place at the end of the race.
“Aron Canet deserved this victory because of the potential he has been showing”
“This was a difficult race for Aron Canet, but we knew he had the pace to lead the way. I think he deserved this victory because of the potential he has been showing, and it serves to establish him as a title contender after standing firm against his rivals. There are races that prove to be very important, and today’s was one of them; sometimes these are needed so that it flicks a switch within the rider, and he realises that he can also win. That moment came for Aron today, so it has been a perfect weekend. As a former rider, for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 to win at Jerez in front of these fans is an unforgettable memory and I hope Aron will repeat this many times.
As for Enea Bastianini, he improved a lot in practice and we are getting closer to the goal, which is to get on the podium and win races.”
“It was a positive race, because we started at a disadvantage and we ended up in the front group”
“It was a positive race, because we started at a disadvantage and we ended up in the front group, which was one of our goals. It was a difficult weekend and although the warmup went better, we knew that it would be difficult to fight back in the race. We did well and we managed to get into the front group, but after the fifth lap the performance of the front tyre dropped a lot. Nevertheless, we are happy because we kept up there and finished a second and a half off the winner, with my best result at this circuit -which I always find very difficult.”
“This victory is the best Mother’s Day present possible”
“I think this victory is the best gift I could give my mother on a day like today. It was a very tough race; At first I tried to get into the top positions and try to break up the group, but the fight was very intense and that made it very difficult. After that, contact with Darryn Binder made me lose several positions. Later on, when the race slowed down, I didn’t find it so difficult to overtake and I thought about attacking at the end of the race, sticking in fourth or third -which was perfect for the last corner. This circuit used to be one I struggled at, but after this race I think I can say that I like it. Apart from that, on a special day like today we are missing our team manager, Jordi Arquer, who we hope will be back soon.”