29 - 06 - 2014
Viñales achieved second place in the Dutch GP
Second consecutive podium of Viñales, Salom goes down as a third
Although the weather forecast indicated otherwise, the rain had respected the Moto2 category and all training weekend were played on a dry track. However, this morning when all the pilots were in their positions in the grid circuit of Assen, ready to contest the eighth race of the season, have been surprised by a tremendous downpour. Then, the race direction has notified the delayed start and all the teams have returned to the pits to get the set of rain on their bikes. With a fully wet track he has returned to the grid with Maverick occupying the eighth position and his partner in the HP 40 Yellow Pages Luis Salom the fifteenth. After a good start, Maverick Viñales completed the first round of the Grand Prix scheduled for a total of twenty-four in fifth place with his partner in sixteenth Salom having lost some positions as a result of a touch with another rider. The two rookies who had not played any races in this category under these conditions have been slowly gaining confidence and improving lap after lap to Viñales placed third in the twelfth rotation with Salom occupying seventh place. Then the Spaniard has started to increase the pace to hunt down the group that led the Australian Anthony West and marching in Viñales, De Angelis and Simon. Shortly after Viñales has been second and Salom has advanced to the Italian De Angelis to move into third place. With nine laps, West led the race with both drivers of HP 40 Yellow Pages Viñales and Salom his wheel, but misfortune has become a prime with Luis Salom who has gone down with five laps to stepping on a wet area. Salom was third in that time has managed to start his Kalex and back on track. West was pulling the group followed by Viñales and Kallio and prepared to dispute the race on the last lap. In the penultimate step goal Viñales passed in second position next to West and with a lead of two tenths of a second and Kallio on Finn who seemed to have many options to fight for victory. When Viñales has stuck to West to try to pass him on the last lap he closed the address has been about to go down, which has deterred the pilot of Yellow Pages HP 40 in an attempt to get their second win season and settle for the second position. Viñales has thus achieved the third podium of the season and cut twelve points championship leader. Salom finished in fifteenth position and has scored a point in his locker. MAVERICK 2nd VIÑALES "At first I was very careful. In the warm up lap has fallen rider ahead of me and I decided to start the race in stride. I had never ridden this bike in water and slowly I've been feeling more comfortable. Every time I have gone faster and taking the head. I had so much fun with this bike because you spend it in water very well, you're skidding but unlike moto3 with Kalex I can go correcting what the bike does. I had a fine. On the last lap I had to try but West has been very fast and I had a scare that made â€‹â€‹me think that the second today was a very good result. " LUIS 15th SALOM "It was a tough weekend in which I suffered a lot with the finger injury. I have had a lot of pain during training in the arm. This morning in the warm up it hurt a lot and the doctor decided prick before heading out to race. At checkout I've played with a pilot and has made me lose positions. Slowly I have been overcome pilots and winning way up to the head, but in a corner I corrected a stranger who has made me and the bike, I've gone to the wet area and I crashed. It was a shame but these things sometimes happen in racing. I want to thank the team because he has done a great job this weekend and it has helped me a lot. "