The World Speed Championship 2020 returns with five GALFER riders in top 10 positions: Pecco Bagnaia in MotoGP, Remy Gardner in Moto2 and Gabriel Rodrigo, Tatsuki Suzuki and Niccolò Antonelli in Moto3.
The Jerez circuit hosted the Spanish GP, the first post-Covid-19 race, without spectators and under strict safety and hygiene measures. Both the riders and their bikes had to endure the sweltering heat as they fought it out on the track.
In this first race of the season in the main MotoGP category, Italian rider Pecco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing Team) finished with a well-deserved 7th place after riding a solid race. Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat, riders in the Hublot Reale Avintia team, debuted in 11th and 14th place, respectively.
In the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, the Jerez event was the second race of the season which opened in Qatar in March. In the Moto2 race, Australian rider Remy Gardner (SAG) achieved an a reasonable 7th place finish with his Kalex, fitted with the new JCW1 brake discs, placing him 5th in the overall world championship standings. Remy had been testing several brake disc configurations with different outer dimensions to obtain the best performance possible, but with a contained weight.
In the Moto3 category, three GALFER riders finished amongst the top ten in a tight race in which up to 15 riders rode together as they battled it out for victory. Finally, Spanish-Argentinian rider Gabriel Rodrigo (Gresini) finished in 7th place, while the two riders in the SIC58 team, Tatsuki Suzuki and Niccolò Antonelli, came in behind him. All riders were using their Moto3 Honda HRCs fitted with GALFER brake products (discs and hoses).
The MotoGP teams will remain in Jerez, the venue for back-to-back races, the next being next weekend with the Andalusian GP, from 24 to 26 July.