Galfer riders participated in the Argentinean MotoGP Grand Prix: Tatsuki Suzuki took his first victory of this World Championship and Diogo Moreira had an excellent outing to finish second in a GP that was very hotly contested due to the variable weather conditions throughout the weekend.
Tatsuki Suzuki, from the Leopard team, started out very strong, opening a large gap with the rest of the riders and taking victory without having to force his bike. Behind him, Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI) finished second after a wet race at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit. He rode impeccably and remained conservative throughout the race to achieve the expected result. In the overall standings, Moreira is in second position with a total of 36 points, 2 points behind the overall leader. His teammate, Syarifuddin Azman, finished in 11th position, scoring his first points and showing his great potential.
The CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP team was left with a sour taste in their mouth after an impressive performance by substitute rider David Almansa. After fighting for the top positions throughout the race, Scott Ogden collided with him on the last lap in a braking manoeuvre that caused the Spanish rider to hit the ground. Nevertheless, he picked up his bike and crossed the finish line in 17th place. His teammate, Xavi Artigas, crashed a few laps earlier as a result of the weather conditions, but managed to recover and finished the race in 8th place. Unfortunately the BOE Motorsports team was affected by Xavi’s incident, which resulted in a crash for David, who was also fighting for the top positions, although he was not lucky enough to get into the points. Rivacold Snipers Team riders Matteo Bertelle and Romano Fenati finished in solid 12th and 13th positions, scoring their first points of the season.
In the Moto2 class, the two SAG Team riders were unable to score points despite battling throughout the race, with Bo Bendsneyder finishing 22nd and Lorenzo Dalla Porta 23rd.
All Galfer riders use the latest generation Floatech® brake discs, together with Racing G1310 sintered brake pads, which offer excellent performance in all types of conditions, such as those encountered in Argentina.
The next round of the World Championship will be in the United States with the Americas Grand Prix, from 13 to 16 April.