TT Assen: Sunday

Le0pard Racing completes the Dutch Grand Prix with Adrián Fernández crossing the finish line in 7th place ahead of teammate Ángel Piqueras in 8th:

  • Starting from pole position with Ángel Piqueras and from the 8th spot in the third row with Adrián Fernández, Sunday got underway at Assen under partly cloudy skies. 
  • On a good start to the race, rookie Ángel Piqueras took the lead while Adrián Fernández dropped to 12th in a challenging start for him.
  • Ángel Piqueras was overtaken as he battled at the front, moving into 4th place in the early stages of the race. Adrián Fernández, for his part, started to push, setting the fastest lap of the race on Lap 3, reaching 6th 13 laps to go.
  • Both Le0pard riders continued to fight within a busy group, where the overtaking didn’t stop until the chequered flag. 
  • Showing a good rhythm, Adrián Fernández soon climbed his way up to the podium places, sitting in 3rd and overtaking to 2nd after. In the meantime, Ángel Piqueras sat in 6th as he dropped down a few places.
  • Towards the final stages of the race, Adrián Fernández dropped from 4th to 9th as he ran off the track after being overtaken. The Spaniard pushed hard to end up crossing the finish line in 7th place.
  • Ángel Piqueras, at the end, finished today’s race right behind his teammate, in 8th position.
  • See you at the Sachsenring next week!
“It was not the end we had hoped for today. We have been doing a great job during the whole weekend, and today was the time to complete it properly. I was fighting for the podium positions towards the end of the race, when 4 laps to go I ran off the track after clashing with another rider, dropping back some places. We’re going to keep trying, we’re not giving up”
Adrián Fernández
“It’s been a tough race today. At the beginning I was feeling comfortable, but as the laps went by, I started to struggle at the braking points. It’s not at all the result any of us had expected after how we’ve been working this weekend, but we’ll keep the positives and learn from this race in order to continue to improve. I’m already looking forward to Sachsenring”
Ángel Piqueras
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