Barcelona: Weidenfeller‘s support for Finsterbusch in vain

FINSTERBUSCH_GRID_fwkon_15s_3124_barcDespite some prominent support Germany’s Moto3 rider Toni Finsterbusch failed to get into the points at the sixth race of the Moto3 World Championship series in Barcelona. On Sunday, goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller of Germany’s Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund attended the race and kept his fingers crossed for Finsterbusch, who had celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday. “Roman is a great guy. I’m a great BVB fan and of course I got an autograph from him. I think he really liked it here,” explained Finsterbusch.

On the race track, however, things didn’t work out so well for the Kiefer Racing pilot. After a good start, Finsterbusch managed to work his way up to 12th place. But then, following a multiple collision of Finland’s Niklas Ajo and Dutch pilot Jasper Iwema on the opening lap, Finsterbusch – who was approaching on the outside line – was removed from the race. “I had no chance to break and couldn’t prevent the accident. It’s really annoying as I’m sure I could have made it into the points today,” said Finsterbusch. Spain’s Luis Salom claimed the victory ahead of his compatriots Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales (all KTM).

Now, Finsterbusch will be concentrating on the upcoming World Championship race in Assen/Netherlands on June 29, 2013. “We need to keep focused and prepare well for the course. We’re still on an upward trend and can travel to Assen with a good feeling.”