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Navarro: “I started a little nervously”

Navarro: “I started a little nervously”

Jorge Navarro scores his second podium of 2015 in a shortened Motul Grand Prix of Japan.

Sunday’s proceedings at the Japanese GP were delayed by almost two hours as heavy rain and fog restricted on track activity. This saw morning Warm Up reduced to just ten minutes for the Moto3™ World Championship, their race reduced to just 13 laps to account for the delay. If overcoming these issues wasn't difficult enough, rookie Jorge Navarro was also forced to start from sixth having suffered a penalty for irresponsible riding in Qualifying. Despite his relative lack of experience in the World Championship, Navarro handled the obstacles and the subsequent wet race perfectly.

A poor start to the Moto3™ race saw Navarro end the first lap down in 13th position, the Spaniard focusing on his rhythm in the following laps. Assisted by the falls of several other riders, Navarro soon found himself in the top five and seized third on the penultimate lap. This is Navarro’s second podium in the Moto3™ World Championship, carrying on his form from Aragon where he secured second. The back to back podium performance leaves Navarro with 108 championship points, just two shy on Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who sits seventh overall.

Jorge Navarro: “We improved as the race went on. I struggled to find neutral on the grid and I started a little nervously. I overtook a few riders on the first two laps and then I decided to increase my pace. Little by little I felt more and more comfortable; when I saw I was fourth I decided to stay steady, because some riders had already crashed. Later on, Isaac [Viñales] fell and I got my second consecutive podium. I am very happy and we have to continue working like this."

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