Jayson Uribe consolidated 10th position overall in the 2016 FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 Championship following two spirited rides yesterday that saw him finish 9th and 11th at Motorland Aragon.
Qualifying 14th, the AGR rider made forward progress in both races despite windier conditions on race day to finish 9th & 11th respectively in the day’s two races.
The opening encounter saw him part of a multi rider battle for 6th while a shortened second race saw the American teenager locking horns in the fight for 10th.
Overall Uribe sits an impressive 10th overall in the standings having scored points in all of the four races held so far this year, one of only five riders to do so!
Jayson Uribe (AGR Team) – 9th & 11th: “I had a very educational weekend at Motorland Aragon for round two of the CEV Moto2 championship. Starting off with two very slippery practice sessions on Friday, I struggled with my confidence on the bike, and I didn’t get to my goal time. The grip levels on Saturday were much better, right up until a rider lost his drain plug and spat out a river of oil, causing about 15 riders to crash, Including myself and my team mate, Steven Odendaal. After some amazing work by my loyal crew at Team AGR, the bike was good to go for a restarted Q1. I ended up 14th on the grid, which I was very satisfied with. Sunday was an eventful day to say the least! I had amazing battles in both races. My position was better in race one, where I ended up 9th (missing out on 8th by 0.4s), but I feel that I rode not only faster, but smarter in race two. Even though I finished 11th, I closed a three second gap to the group in front of me and was battling for 10th, missing out by just 0.2s at the flag. I learned a lot this weekend about how to ride the Kalex Moto2. I’m getting more confidence with the tyres and I’m starting to unlock the real potential of the bike. I can’t wait to get back on my trusty steed at the Circuit De Catalunya in 2 weeks time!”