GP Silverstone (P6): The qualifying session for the race at the British track wasn’t as good as expected, and this naturally had an impact on Cristian’s starting position. At the beginning of the race, Cristian had contact with another rider and lost a few
GP Valencia (P3): The start of the race was much better than the one in Silverstone, but Cristian lost a few seconds on the first lap while trying to overtake a few riders. He was hoping to catch the leaders (trastevere and Williams_Adrian) but he was unable to close them down due to some braking instability in the setup of his bike, however he still managed to finish in P3.
Cristian Sanchez (Suzuki Ecstar Esports Rider)
“Overall, I am happy for my brother, Adrian, because he won the title. But I’m a bit upset with myself as I wanted to get much closer to winning the crown. The first races of the season were a bit tricky, the results weren’t the best, but I worked hard to improve and to find a way to keep fighting for the championship against my brother. In the end I am finishing in the same championship position as last year; 3rd. But I’m growing in experience and confidence, and I’m pleased that I could stay in contention until the last round. I want to thank Team Suzuki Ecstar and Willams for all their help and support this year.”
Javier Guerra (Suzuki Ecstar Esports Team Manager)
“This season has been a bit different; the riders avoided the pressure of being at a big LAN event and instead had to fight from their own homes. I was glad to see Cristian fighting for race wins and podiums this season. I know he was hoping to fight for the title since Race 1, but he should be proud of his performance ahead of the upcoming season. Consistency is a key and Cristian has managed to jump on the final podium 3 times in his MotoGP eSports career”