Printed on 28 March 2023
Only one week after his robust efficiency in France, Quentin Prugnières had one other nice weekend in Sardinia as he brings his Bud Racing Kawasaki on the second step of the rostrum in the course of the opening spherical of the European Championship.
Riola Sardo in Sardinia is with Lommel (Belgium) the hardest observe that the MXGP circus will go to this season, because of its sandy soil. Throughout the timed apply session Quentin confirmed his capability within the sand with the fifth quickest lap, however that doesn’t assist him within the first moto as he was solely eighteenth after two corners! Again within the prime ten after one lap he was in a position to come again third at mid race and cross the end line at this place. On Sunday morning his begin was manner higher as he bought the holeshot, after which battled with Italian Bonacorsi for the lead; sadly he suffers a small crash in a quick flip, misplaced just a few positions however by no means give as much as come again third with 4 laps to go. Second general, he equalled his results of final 12 months in Sweden.
Subsequent week he will likely be with Anthony Bourdon on the third spherical of the French Elite, in Britany. Injured final week at Castelnau de Levis, Benjamin Garib can have a shoulder surgical procedure and can miss some races.
Quentin Marc Prugnières: “I used to be exterior the top-fifteen at the beginning yesterday however I may discover some spots the place I used to be in a position to make passes. The observe was fairly bodily with a number of deep holes so I used to be completely satisfied to come back again to 3rd; I wasn’t that removed from Valk in the previous few minutes however I made a mistake and misplaced a few seconds once more. However a 3rd within the first race was an excellent foundation for the season. I used to be actually centered at the beginning of race two right now; I used to be so motivated to get this holeshot. Then we had some good battles for the lead however I made one single mistake and crashed, however I by no means hand over till the tip and was rewarded with a go close to the tip. I’m actually pleased with this podium; it was a troublesome race however we’ve got labored onerous this winter with the workforce and with Thierry (Van den Bosch) so it’s nice to get the reward with this podium.”
Phrases: Press Launch