Argentina GP report
The second race on the MotoGP calendar was held at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. The weather was very hot at the beginning of the weekend but gloomy skies rolled in as the weekend progressed.
On Friday after Free Practices 1 and 2, Scott Odgen finished in a strong 9th position. Josh Whatley ended his day in 28th place as he, unfortunately, fell on a fast lap. In Free Practice 3 on Saturday both the boys showed good form.
The boys headed into the qualifying session with the best possible results to mind. Whatley struggled to get comfortable around the track, he qualified in the 28th position. Odgen secured his spot straight into Q2 for the first time this year due to excellent practice times and started the race in 8th place.
Race day came with wet weather conditions but that did not stop either of the boys to do their utmost best. Odgen had a strong race and an excellent pace. He crossed the line in 4th position but moved to 5th position because due to a penalty. This unfortunate penalty was given due to Odgen going into the corner and there was too much traffic, which caused Almansa to crash out. This has been his best personal result in his Moto 3 career. Whatley managed to collect his first point for the championship. He put up a good fight as he started from last position and ended in 15th position.
This has been an incredible weekend for the team. We raised above the difficult circumstances and worked hard to achieve these great results. We look forward to the next race in America.
“It was a great race, being in the big group at the front was quite an experience. I tried to not push too hard until the last couple of laps as the conditions were really challenging. Unfortunately I lost the front on the last lap and took out another rider, which wasn’t my intention and I apologize for ruining his great ride. A massive thank you to the team and sponsors”
“I made up a lot of positions as I started from last and got to 20th position within the first 3 corners. Around lap 2 my visor started to steam up and I could not see a lot until the last few laps. I also struggled with the rear grip. This was probably one of our best races so far. It was very difficult and challenging but I did manage to get a point in the end and I am very happy about that”