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Geplaatst door Bart van Abeelen (babeelen) op Jun 06 2016
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Folger grabbed seventh place; Cortese suffered another setback
An emotional Catalunya Grand Prix weekend, marked by the tragic loss of Luis Salom, ended with a strongly-fought seventh place for Jonas Folger. For Dynavolt Intact GP teammate Sandro Cortese, however, the race was already over after five laps due to a broken radiator.
A hard and sad weekend for the entire MotoGP family concluded today in Barcelona. In Memory of Luis Salom, who died on Friday afternoon after a heavy crash, all of his Moto2 rider colleagues lined-up in the grid on Sunday for the seventh Grand Prix of the year.
Jonas Folger, who started the 23-lap race from twelfth position, caught up to seventh place and took important nine points. After the 22-year-old still struggled with the modified fourth track sector on Saturday, he quickly found a good rhythm on Sunday and was able to ride the same lap times as the top group. With now 57 points he climbed up to sixth place in the overall standings.
A material fault caused an early retirement of Sandro Cortese. The 26-year-old, who wanted to continue his upward trend since Mugello, had to return to the pit box after only five laps because the radiator of his Kalex bike was broken. Subsequent leaking liquid made it impossible for him to continue the race. Very frustrating for the Intact GP rider, who had to leave the track without points for the fourth time this year and still wasn't able to improve in the Championship despite numerous top practice results during this season.

After two race-free weekends the MotoGP World Championship continues with the eighth round of the season from June 24 to 26 at Assen / Netherlands. 



Source: www.intactgp.de