09 - 15 - 2014
Viñales is left off the podium at the San Marino Grand Prix
Maverick finishes fourth after falling on output cut, Salom adds another point
Pilots HP 40 Páginas Amarillas, Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom presented in the grid GP of the Republic of San Marino confident they can complete a good race. Viñales has been the fastest rider in the warm up this morning which was played at the Misano circuit, another indicator that Viñales could fight for victory in the thirteenth round of the season. Maverick, who started from fourth on the grid, has failed to make a good start and has lost three positions in the first lap. He then placed a wheel of Swiss Thomas Luthi in an attempt to cut the gap to race leader Finn Kallio. His partner in the HP 40 Yellow Pages Luis Salom has come out a little better and has won two seats in the first round. Shortly after he lost the front wheel on one of the fast corners of San Marino circuit and has gone off the track, losing other three and so standing in eighteenth position in the fourth step goal. This race situation, the two wards of Sito Pons have focused on overcoming pilots go slowly to try to gain positions. Viñales podium and Salom options to try to get into the top ten, which was the goal that was marked yesterday after the qualifying session. Then Viñales has begun to turn in times of the race head and has overcome adversaries until being placed in fourth with ten laps to go. But by then the distance to the French Johan Wattle, occupying third place was already more than three seconds. A distance that has proved insurmountable for the rookie Viñales. Salom has also had to fight a group that were hard riders like Krummenacher, West and Simeon. The battle has been particularly hard on West, with whom he has lost too much time thus ending all chances of reaching the leading group that fought for the top ten. 4th MAVERICK VIÑALES "It was not the career he hoped to do. I was pretty confident today, I thought I would be fighting for the win in front. In the first part of the race was not a good feeling, he has appeared much chattering and I could not go as I wanted. As they have passed the laps I felt better but had already fled the front. I've been able to stay ahead of Aegerter and that comes in handy for the championship. " LUIS 15th SALOM "The truth is that I started well, going with the group that was where I belonged Morbidelli and Pons among others, but has been closed to me the direction Turn 9 and I've been about to fall, I went off track, and I lost many positions. I tried to recover slowly, but West was blocking me and when he tried to pass we touched, I lost a long time and when I got past I have started to turn in 38 and 39 was the pace to go with the front group. I'm happy because the feeling with the bike was good, the position is not what we want but we have to keep working. "