Hervé Poncharal doesn’t cover his frustration after a GP of the Americas to neglect for the Tech3 crew, who left Austin and not using a single level. Nevertheless, Iker Lecuona appeared capable of seize the highest 15: solely 19th after the primary lap, the Spaniard climbed to 15th place however a mistake made him lose two positions. He was lastly 16th beneath the checkered flag, nearly two seconds behind his first rival, Valentino Rossi.
Lecuona carried out nicely on the finish of the summer season, on the Austrian, British and Aragón GPs, however he retired as a consequence of a crash in Misano. After the error made in Texas, Poncharal deplores the dearth of consistency of his pilot. “One other very irritating weekend for the Tech3 KTM Manufacturing facility Racing crew”, summarizes the boss of the French coaching. “This time Iker did not have a perfect begin, an space the place he’s fairly good general. It took him some time to achieve locations and we have been completely satisfied to see his comeback. We have been hoping he may rating. a couple of factors on the finish, which was the aim. “
“However once more, as has occurred very often, Iker made a mistake on the midway level, which value him numerous time and some locations. Although he got here again up and he was over quicker than these forward of him, he could not get again on all of them. He completed 16th, which is the worst potential place. We’d have been completely satisfied to attain some extent with at the least considered one of our drivers. It is irritating and déjà vu. We’ve to work on consistency and that’s the goal for the subsequent races. “
Lecuona thought he had the efficiency to attain factors however he feels that his chaotic first lap made it too tough for him: “Total the weekend was robust”, acknowledges the Spaniard. “I did not really feel good on the bike in these circumstances so I struggled rather a lot. Within the warm-up I used to be by myself and my tempo was perhaps adequate to be near the highest 10.”
“However within the race, a number of riders hit me on the primary lap, two or 3 times within the first corners, so I used to be far. I attempted to go up however I put numerous stress on the rear tire within the first laps. , so I had no extra grip. I attempted to catch Rossi within the final ten laps and I took him again nearly three seconds, however after that he made numerous progress. “
Tech3 could not rely on Danilo Petrucci, ranked a distant 20th place as a consequence of a backstroke “like a block of marble” in response to the phrases of the Italian. “Danilo obtained off to an appropriate begin this time round, higher than his teammate’s”, notes Poncharal, referring to the place received by Petrucci within the first spherical. “However we rapidly noticed his tempo deteriorate and he managed to complete the race, however there is not a lot to say. “
Hervé Poncharal’s troops nonetheless have three races to go together with this duo, earlier than the arrival of Remy Gardner and Raúl Fernández from Moto2: “I do know that our two pilots tried and pushed, however for the second it isn’t sufficient”, Poncharal believes. “Hopefully it is going to be somewhat higher subsequent time round for Misano’s second race.”