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Navarro: “It was what we needed”

Navarro: “It was what we needed”

A career first podium for Jorge Navarro at home, conquering a dramatic Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

The 2015 Moto3™ World Championship has frequently had Jorge Navarro pushing towards the front, moments of bad luck resulting in the talented Spaniard finishing just off the podium. In front of a roaring home crowd, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider finally delivered on all the promise he has shown and secured second in the race, his first World Championship podium. The closing lap saw three of the top five riders crash, Navarro keeping his calm and navigating the carnage. The race came as a major turn around for Navarro who fell during morning Warm Up and was receiving treatment on his injured shoulder until he put his leathers on for the race.

Navarro now sits ninth in the World Championship, tied on points with Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate Fabio Quartararo. Much of the hype leading up to the opening round in Qatar was centered on Quartararo and for much of the season Navarro has been silently going about his work and steadily improving. Navarro now heads to the three flyaways with added confidence, and has the advantage of having raced in Motegi, Sepang and Australia last year.

Jorge Navarro: “I've taken my first podium and I'm happy. I’m even more happy to have done it at Aragon, so close to home, at what is also one of my favourite circuits. I was calm, because after practice I knew I could have a good race. The weekend went well, despite the crash in the Warm Up this morning, and I went out to race convinced we could do well. The team did a great job all weekend, helping me to stay calm. I am very happy with this result and look forward to continuing to work. It was what we needed, the reward for the effort we are making at every race with the team. We will continue trying to get more podiums and –why not?– wins as well."

Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Jorge Navarro, Estrella Galicia 0,0

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