Marco Melandri tried everything to snatch the win away from Chaz Davies, sticking with his team-mate for the entire duration of the race. Unfortunately a small issue on the last lap meant that the Italian eventually had to settle for third place in Race 2.
“On the last lap, I risked crashing at turn 3 because I lost the function of the rear brake lever. Luckily i was able to stay upright, scoring a podium. I consider it a good result, though me and the team know we can do more.”
Once again, the Italian's Panigale seemed to be something of a wild horse. #33 nevertheless did a great job of taming it along the straight mid-way through the race.
“I lost the rear brake there, unfortunately every time I tried to cross lines to make a pass, the bike began to move and it wasn't easy to manage, it really did seem wild”.
There is some disappointment on the Italian's face.
“It's frustrating to be fast and not be able to win. Here at Aragon we had very competitive pace, but unfortunately I couldn't be as aggressive as I wanted. I was struggling through many sectors".
In Race 2 Melandri had high hopes, but in the end found himself dealing with the limitations of his Panigale.
“As I've said, I can never change line. I have to reach the point at which others commit mistakes in order to be able to win. It's a pity but now we'll prepare for Assen with the aim of winning”.