I would like to tell you all about the Moto 3 Junior World Championship round at the French GP in Le Mans.
For this race, I was able to benefit from the support of FFM who provided me with a Mahindra Moto 3, 2014 of CIP.
It was a positive and encouraging qualifying practice where I finished 7th, one second behind the leader, despite not having participated in the CEV tests at Le Mans. At the end of this qualifying practice, I still felt I could make further improvements.
For the second and last qualifying practice, the conditions were complicated and I found myself uneasy on the motorbike and I had trouble making the most of it. My lack of free practice with this motorbike was being felt.
Whilst everyone improved their time by 1 second, I did not. It was too late to envisage a radical change.
Nevertheless, I remained confident for the race and I hoped to finish in the top 10. For the first start, I began well and at the end of the first lap I was in seventh position, unfortunately there was a red flag and we had to restart.
For the second start, it became complicated. I started well but could not get into second gear, was overtaken and lost a lot of time. I was going to get into 13th position but I suddenly noticed that a gap was forming between the pilot in front of me and the leading group.
I tried to pass Pizzioli from Laglisse Team and Toba from Team Asia, but using slipstreaming they overtook me in the straights. I lost a lot of time. Eventually I was able to get in front of Pizzioli. Toba finished just in front of me.
It was disappointing to finish in 12th position but the experience gained will allow me to best prepare for Aragon.
I would like to thank the FFM for their commitment, the CIP for the organisation of the race and thank you also to all my partners.
See you soon,