It has been a weekend of mixed feelings. First of all we are super sorry for Dani. He was doing a great race and he had a good chance to fight for the win in Aragon. Unfortunately on lap 6, Marc was behind him and when he realized that he was too close, he tried his best to avoid the contact and run out of the racing line, but nevertheless slightly touched, the swing arm of Dani’s bike most probably with his clutch lever, cutting the rear wheel speed sensor and stopping the traction control action. The backup system that switches into a different traction control strategy had no time to activate in this case, as the time between the damage and the next action on the throttle was too short. It is something that very rarely happens, in fact has never happened before, but we will work on it to avoid situations like this in the future.
There are still 4 races before the end of the Championship and Dani has the potential to win all of them. It is still not finished!
This cable has been in this position for a very long time without any problem at all. Of course we have learned that it is not enough, so we are already working to improve this as the safety of the riders is always the priority.
As I said before, it is still a long way to go and Jorge is very strong. We must remain focused and give the best support to both Dani and Marc.
They both did a good job, showing that the performance of our bike is good not only in the Factory Team. Of course it is not easy to beat Valentino, but they were fast until the end of the race and we are proud of it.