Video: Febvre in the fence

Romain Febvre was in great form in Russia at the opening GP of the year until one mistake cost him in race two. The Frenchman was in contention for the win in the second moto after a strong second place in race one – until he hit the back of Pauls Jonass and ended up in the fence! Febvre dropped back to fifteenth but still came back to sixth to secure third overall on the day.

Febvre said of his day and the crash: “I had a good start in both races but the second could have been better, but I managed to get into third really soon, I saw that I was faster than the other riders but I kind of took my time to look for some lines and Pauls Jonass was in front, he was riding securing the inside line everywhere and at one point I was really close to him, at the last moment he cut his line and went for the inside line and I was there so he took my front wheel and I ended up in the fence. Managed to get the bike and when I stood up I crashed again, so I lost about 20 seconds. I managed to come back to sixth so it’s pretty good, I didn’t think I was on the podium on the last lap, it’s on your bad days that you can fight for the championship, so I’m really happy to finish sixth in the second race and third overall”.

“I struggled with my injury that happened in 2019 but now it’s all good, I feel really good at the moment, my physical condition is pretty good, I’m really calm and I feel I can go fast, so I just need a couple of more races to get into the race condition”.