Garcia Dols crashes out during epic fightback

Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders Sergio Garcia Dols and Ryusei Yamanaka competed in the 19-lap Teruel Grand Prix this Sunday at MotorLand Aragon.    
Garcia Dols failed to finish the race due to a crash, after he had moved up 25 positions and set a new circuit record, whilst Yamanaka placed 23rd in a contest won by Spanish rider Jaume Masia.
The warmup was held under clear skies and with temperatures of 12 ºC (ambient) and 15 ºC (track). These rose to 20 ºC and 25 ºC, respectively, for the start of the race.
The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto3 will return to action on Friday, November 6th, with the first Free Practice sessions for the European Grand Prix at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
Sergio García Dols (DNF)
        
Sergio García Dols started 28th on the grid, due to his qualifying time of 1:59.785. In the warmup he set the 17th best time with a 1:59.659.
In the race itself, he gained ten positions off the start, then set a new circuit record on Lap 2 of 1:57.976. After twelve laps, he had reached third place in the leading group.
Garcia Dols then lost ground on the following laps, and was 11th with just three remaining. Unfortunately, on the last lap he was taken out by Tatsuki Suzuki on the entry to Turn 9, and he would be forced to retire from the race. He is 17th in the Moto3 World Championship, with 37 points.
“First of all, I want to say that I feel ok and I only suffered a knock in the crash. We were very far back and I knew I could move up the field, but it looked like it would be tough. Even so, I passed several riders until I was up into third place. I’m happy, because from the warmup onwards we had found a solution for the setup, and I knew I could have a good race. I fought with everything I had, and I am satisfied with the good performance we showed.”
Ryusei Yamanaka (24th, +10,440)
        
The Japanese rider set the 28th fastest time in the warmup, with a 2:00.786. He was 25th on the grid, due to a 1:58.952 in qualifying.
He held his place off the start in a group of six riders, managing to join the large pack at the front of the race.    
In the final stages he managed to overcome the riders around him to finish in 23rd place. He is now 24th in the Moto3 World Championship, with 13 points.
“From the opening laps I felt I had a good pace and I was able to stay in my group, but in the middle of the race things started to get a bit more difficult in terms of pace. I would make a small mistake and the riders in front of me would break away. I couldn’t quite understand why, but I couldn’t keep riding at the same level. Nevertheless, I have learned a lot in this race.”
 

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