Moto2: American Joe Roberts On His Race At Mugello

Moto2: American Joe Roberts On His Race At Mugello

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Italtrans Racing Team:

Joe Roberts amazing second at Italian GP


Joe Roberts (16) at Mugello. Photo by Kohei Hirota.
Joe Roberts (16) at Mugello. Photo by Kohei Hirota.


An Italian Grand Prix of intense emotions for Italtrans Racing Team at Mugello Circuit. An incredible home race where the team proved once again to have the qualities to be among the rulers of this 2022 World Championship with an amazing Joe Roberts on the 2nd step of the podium.

Started from the 3rd row, Joe pushed since the beginning, fighting in the top five. With 8 laps to go he overtook Vietti and Ogura, conquering the second position and maintaining it until the chequered flag. Ahead of him only Acosta. This second step of the podium worth 20 important points for the standings: Roberts is now 4th with 86 points.

Unlucky race for teammate Lorenzo Dalla Porta. Starting 11th on the grid and ready to fight in the top ten, he crashed at the Bucine – fortunately without consequences.

Now no break: the MotoGP World Championship moves to Barcelona for the Catalan GP.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta, DNF:

“I’m really sorry. I was struggling a lot, then at the Bucine I braked probably a bit late and the front tyre couldn’t take it. Too bad. The upside of all this is that we did a good qualifying and could have finished in the points. Let’s put this race behind us and look ahead to Barcelona”.


Joe Roberts (16) on the Moto2 podium at Mugello. Photo by Kohei Hirota.
Joe Roberts (16) on the Moto2 podium at Mugello. Photo by Kohei Hirota.


Joe Roberts, 2nd:

“Super happy with this 2nd place! I felt really good this morning and that we could be in the fight for a good position. Thank you to my team for their hard work all weekend was a weekend to remember!”.


Franco Brugnara, Lorenzo Dalla Porta’s Crew Chief:

“We could have a good race. Lorenzo didn’t start good, but he was recovering when he crashed. Too bad, because we could have gotten some points. We’ll try again in Barcelona”.


Giovanni Sandi, Joe Roberts’ Crew Chief:

“Yesterday we had the best qualifying of the season and I knew today we could have a great race. We did a great job together: the bike was competitive and Joe was really good. He fought for the podium with determination, showing that he is a talented rider”.

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