A reliable and consistent Bo Bendsneyder (#64) came seventh in Moto2, while Xavi Artigas (#43) fought for a podium finish in Moto3 at the Spanish MotoGP Grand Prix.
An exciting weekend at the Jerez circuit, with a return to full audience capacity and Galfer riders earning four top ten positions: three in Moto3 and one in Moto2.
In Moto2, Bo Bendsneyder, Dutch rider with the Stop and Go team, started from eighth place on the grid thanks to a good practice session. A very solid race, with highly consistent lap times, saw him finish in a creditable seventh position, thanks, among other things, to his Galfer brake discs with Floatech® technology and Racing sintered brake pads. His teammate, Gabri Rodrigo (#2) failed to score any points, finishing in 17th position.
In the Moto3 class, Spanish rider Xavier Artigas (Prüstel GP) cheered up his team with a superb fifth place finish, following the crash involving his teammate Carlos Tatay, which forced him to abandon the race. Artigas battled for most of the race in the leading group of six riders, finishing less than one tenth of a second shy of the podium. The MT Helmets – MSI team also deserves a mention, with its two riders closing the top ten: Japanese Ryusei Yamanaka (#6) finished in eighth position and Brazilian Diogo Moreira (#92) closed the group in tenth place. The Leopard team didn’t fare so well, with Tatsuki Suzuki (#24) crashing in the opening laps and a difficult race for Dennis Foggia (#7) that scored him no points. All the same, Foggia remains second overall in the Moto3 World Championship.
The next MotoGP round will be the French Grand Prix at the Le Mans circuit from 13-15 May.