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Blog | David Salvador fighting hard and leading in the last FIM CEV round in Valencia

David Salvador

Hey you all!

A few weeks ago I participated in my last race of the season. Actually I had two races at Valencia Circuit and I enjoyed so much. Let's start!

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At the end of the two practice days (Thursday and Friday) I felt really happy because we managed the time in a good way and we got a good bike setting. They were cold days at Valencia but despite the weather we worked focused on race pace and we achieved our goals.

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QP: P17
Not the position I wanted because we knew we could develop a better work, but anyway we discovered a few mistakes so we put our efforts into their correction. The race would be very different as the pace would be the key so I wasn't upset about the QP because I know the work we made was in the right way.

Warm-up: P1
Sunday morning we changed a little thing on the settings and I felt much better with the bike so that made me reach the top 1 in the warm-up fact that gave me confidence for both races.

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Race 1: P28
Such an amazing race the one I did. I could advance some riders in the first laps and I was able to get my own pace until I got contact with the front group. In the half of the race I reached the first position for my very first time in the championship and I had plenty of confidence for the final laps.

But with two laps to go there was an incident and when I was fifth another rider pushed the brakes so hard that I had to go off into the gravel so all my winning options suddenly disappeared. I could finish the race in P28 because I was able to return to the track.

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Race 2: DNF
Same strategy as in the first race but it was a harder race in comparison with the previous one. I found it difficult to reach the front group but even that I got them.

When I was P5 the rider that was in P2 made a mistake and he crashed making me and another rider crash too.
In spite of all the events appeared I finished the last two races at Valencia fighting for the victory and that satisfies me a lot and gives me strength to fight for the podium in every race of the 2020 season.

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I want to thank my team for the great work they developed during the whole weekend and also want to thank them for the awesome first season I had in the Moto3 World Junior Championship.

Thanks for reading me!

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