New to motogp.com?Register here
Efren Vazquez was the surprise of the day as he secured his first Moto3™ podium of the season, continuing his comeback from injury.
The Spaniard took benefit from all of his vast experience as he lost some positions after his start from P16 on the grid, but his fighting spirit was there all race distance. Lap by lap he came back to race mode in the Texas Grand Prix and finished with a well-deserved rostrum.
“I’m so happy about this podium, because after starting from P16 on the grid I didn’t expect to finish in third position. I’m not only happy for me because today is a special day for me with my father’s birthday, so I dedicated this podium to him. Today I think I rode one of the best races in my career. At the start I lost several positions and I had to fight back. I found the right balance between pushing hard, stay calm and my experience helped me fighting through the pack. Anyway, I got quickly in a good rhythm lap by lap and in the end it is a well-deserved podium for us. Hopefully we can carry on in this way next week in Argentina. Today was a quite important day for the team, Danny’s victory is really important for all sponsors and to have two riders on the podium is even better. After my first podium this year I really look forward to the next race.”
5 years ago