The opening round of the 2019 season was not a successful one for Team Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 as the Faenza-based team came out almost empty-handed from the #QatarGP. Gabriel Rodrigo finished 15th, while Riccardo Rossi was 22nd at the line.
It was a tough race for the Argentinean rider who had a steady start and lost some positions in the early moments of the race. As the encounter progressed, Rodrigo made up some positions and entered the battle for top-15 positions. A coming together with an opponent with 14 laps to go surely had an impact on the overall result, as Rodrigo dropped down to 17th place before finishing 15th.
One point that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but also a positive start to the season for the number 19, who will arrive to his home round in Argentina in a much better fitness condition and with a better feeling with his Honda NSF250RW.
Riccardo Rossi had a positive maiden race in the Moto3 World Championship and had to give up on a possible 19th place only at the finish line.
It was a positive race nevertheless, and now Team Kömmerling Gresini Moto3has two weeks to recover – especially Rodrigo – before the second GP of the year, which takes place at Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina (29-30-31 March).