Sweet sixth place for Tony Arbolino, author of an amazing comeback from the eighteenth position. This sixth place is like a podium as for him COTA is the more difficult track on the calendar. Bitter crash instead for Romano Fenati that lost the rear 8 laps to end when he was giving his best to come back on the top. The qualifying compromised, without any doubt, the race today. Starting ahead, would have allowed both riders to do a completely different race. Here are the pilots comments:
Tony Arbolino: “The race was amazing and it could seem strange but I am happiest than Argentina as, on this track, I always had many difficulties and this sixth position has a great value for me. We worked really well, a shame for the qualifying but this sixth place is for me more important than the third one at Termas. Now we can start the European races motivated and, already from Jerez, we can come back fighting for the first positions“.
Romano Fenati: “I imagined a different weekend here in Texas, I hoped to get a good result. This morning I was very fast in the warm up but I didn’t start so good in the race. The first laps were difficult, then I started to push. Eighth laps to the end I lost the rear and crashed”.