The only Pole in the European Moto2 Championship didn’t finish the two races of the sixth and penultimate round of the season but made his mark with impressive starts at the Spanish Motorland Aragon circuit.
Making his way from eighth to fourth in turn one of the opening race before going from tenth to fifth early on in race two highlighted the progress the 22-year-old made with what was his weak point in recent rounds.
Unfortunately, the Pole couldn’t reap the rewards of his hard work, as he was forced to retire from race one with a clutch issue and crashed out of race two after hitting a false neutral.
The seventh and final round of the European Moto2 Championship will take place in less than a month at another famous MotoGP World Championship venue, the Spanish Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. However, Biesiekirski will be back in action in just a few days’ time.
This weekend, the Pole will take part in the sixth an penultimate round of the Spanish Superstock 1000 championship, in which he has won five of the ten races so far and is third in the overall standings.
“Today, the most important thing for me is that I have shown great progress in areas that have been a bit problematic for me so far – says Piotr Biesiekirski. – On Saturday, I had a very good pace in qualifying, and although I was blocked by a slower competitor at a key moment, I knew that on Sunday I could fight for the top five. In the first race, I was fourth in the first corner, but a moment later the new clutch, which the team had installed just before the start, failed. In the second race, I gained even more in the first meters, moving up five positions, but on the third lap, when entering the eighth turn, an unexpected loss of gear resulted in a harmless crash. Although this is an unlucky ending to a promising Sunday, I would rather fall fighting for the top five than calmly reach the finish line in the top ten. Importantly, at some point in this Moto2 season, the starts were not my strong point, and today I had probably the best two starts of my career and I was able to fight hard from the very first meters. This makes me very happy and motivates me before the final round in Valencia. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to getting back on my Yamaha R1, on which I won five races this year and which I will race again this week in the Spanish championship in Jerez.”