"Threw Up" - Raul Fernandez Explains Italian GP Disappointment

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At Mugello, Raul Fernandez tumbles down the order towards the end of the race. The Spaniard finished in a disappointing 17th place.

After both RNF Racing riders celebrated their comeback at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello, the team is left with little positive after the weekend.

Miguel Oliveira crashed in a race in which “the top 10 would have been possible” without any external impact.

Teammate Raul Fernandez started well in the race, but fell back massively towards the end and finished in a disappointing 17th place. 

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The Spaniard explains the drop in performance: 

“From the middle of the race, I felt very bad. I don’t know exactly if the fall was the cause or if I ate something wrong. In any case, I suddenly had to throw up. I tried to finish the race, but I lacked all energy to push.”

So, in addition to the problems with the recently operated arm, there are now also health problems. Fernandez doesn’t want to talk about a quick recovery yet, he is thinking more long-term: 

“I am concentrating on being fully fit again in Silverstone after the six-week summer break. For me, however, there will be no summer break, I will not rest but train intensively to prepare for the second half of the season.”

Similar to Alex Marquez at the American Grand Prix, Fernandez apologized to his team for not being 100% fit.

“It’s not something you can control,” the Aprilia rider apologised to his team. “In MotoGP everyone is super close. If you don’t feel 100% fit there, you are not able to deliver.”

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