Buriram, 29 October 2023
With today's race, the seventeenth round of the Moto2 World Championship ended.
For the Fantic Racing Team, the race started very well, with Vietti recovering positions thanks to a quick and decisive start. He was one of the fastest on the track, and with a series of overtaking, he moved up to sixth position close to the leaders; the podium seemed within his reach.
But a violent contact with another rider, who made a mistake on a turn, completely displaces him. In the next straight, Vietti came out with less acceleration, allowing the riders following him to catch up. Forced to widen his trajectory, he passed on a dirty line, lost grip, and slipped.
Mattia Casadei managed his race, trying to improve his feeling with the Moto2 bike, maintaining a constant rhythm throughout the race, finishing in the twenty-first position at 55 seconds. Another weekend of improvement for the MotoE World Champion.
The MotoGP will stop for a week before starting again in Malaysia at the Sepang International Circuit.
Celestino Vietti: "It's a shame because I had made a good start. After the contact, I tried to stay focused, but I made a small mistake and crashed.
However, we come out of this weekend with our heads held high, showing that we are fast and competitive".
Mattia Casadei: "We are continuing to improve race after race. The sensations are positive; I am adapting to a different riding style, and we see the fruits of our labor.
I thank the team that continues to give 100%. Now we will think about Malaysia".