ARBOLINO SAVES TOP10 IN BARCELONA
After a very difficult start to the weekend, Tony Arbolino recovered today in the race, finishing in the top 10 and bringing home important points.
Round nine of the 2022 Moto2 season presented a unique challenge for Tony Arbolino.
Asphalt with low grip levels, along with track temperatures of 50 degrees, meant that this was a race where tire preservation was critical for the 22 laps!
After struggling to gain good front-end feel all weekend, a crucial set-up change after the morning warm-up gave Tony more speed in the race.
A difficult start, but grit allowed the 21-year-old to succeed in gaining positions in the first half of the race, until he was given a Long Lap Penalty for a lead gained after cutting into turn two. When he served the penalty on lap 7, Tony dropped from 13th to 15th, with a gap to close.
But Tony still put all the full throttle he could and managed to make up the gap and positions, finishing 10th at the checkered flag.
He remains fifth in the rainbow standings with 89 points, 44 off the leader.