Vidales follows his thing: second and third in Magny-Cours

The Leonese rider again showed great rhythm in the two rounds played on the French track. Of his six races at the event, five have been podiums.


More than a surprise, it begins to be something of a habit to see David Vidales, despite his status as a rookie, get on the podium. The Magny-Cours circuit was no exception for the Spanish rider, who closed the weekend with a second and third place. His fleeting arrival at the tournament with the season already started (the first two races had been held at Monza) has not prevented him from consolidating in third place in the championship, being closer to the two leaders, Martins and Collet, than to his immediate pursuer , Alex Quinn.

Vidales arrived in France after his worst race of the season at the Nurburgring. The JD Motorsport driver could only be eighth and was out of the podium for the first time this season. Far from being intimidated, the Leonese overtook World Championship boss Víctor Martins on the track and kept him at bay throughout the race. Caio Collet, intractable throughout the test, took the victory by four seconds ahead of the Spaniard.

The second round in the Gallic country was even more difficult. The few overtaking seen on the track were compensated by several exits of the Safety Car, which did not take long to wait, since the race began under his command due to the damage caused by other categories in the protections of the circuit. A short time later, almost immediately after entering the pit lane, he had to re-enter due to a clash between Petr Ptáček and Franco Colapinto. As for the order of the grid, it was practically traced to the one that had started with the positions inherited from the classification.

At the front, things didn't budge either. Martins did not drop the first place despite the suffocating pressure of Collet who, after the last Safety Car inning, stuck to the rear of the French driver and crossed the finish line just six tenths of the lead. Vidales suffered to keep up with the lead, but managed to keep Lorenzo Colombo at bay and maintained his third position.

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