It can only get better: This is the positive conclusion of Germany’s rider Toni Finsterbusch after a botched Moto3 weekend in Jerez (Spain). After a crash in the qualifying the 19-year-old from Saxony had to end the race prematurely while KTM pilot Maverick Viñales earned his second victory in the third race of the season.
“It didn’t go well for me in the qualifying. I had a crash on a fast lap because there was a trail of oil on the track following an engine failure of another rider. My foot was stuck in the bike and I got hurt,” explained Finsterbusch. “I took some pain killers and started the race. But after two laps I didn’t feel my foot any more. I couldn’t change gears so I went to the box and parked the bike.”
Despite dropping out of the race Finsterbusch remains confident: “I need to forget Jerez. I’ll check with my doctor and have the foot examined. And right afterwards the intensive preparation phase for the next race in Le Mans already starts.” The 4.18 kilometers long circuit in France will host the fourth race of the season in two weeks’ time. There will be a lot of work for Finsterbusch and his Kiefer Racing Team. “I don’t know the track well and there’s hardly any data available. But we’ll give it our best shot for a good result,” promises Finsterbusch.