Holgado takes Jerez Race 2 Rookies Cup thriller

Matteo Bertelle misses the podium: “The race was difficult,” explained the 17-year-old Italian after taking a fine 4th. “The pace was strong but I am happy with the feeling for the bike, thanks to my mechanic Frederico for doing such a great job. It was a difficult race because the pace was so strong and the tyre was finished in the last laps. Jerez is one of my favourite tracks, I am happy, I was just one position off the podium, because Millan got inside me at the last corner. Today I made a much better start, yesterday was terrible, we had the restart and the clutch wasn’t good. Today was much better, I was concentrated and it went well. I have more power for Mugello, I want to improve my position on the grid and also in the race.”