MotoGP: KTM Tech3 recalls the “sorcerer”, what magic in the Misano GP!

Super crew chief Guy Coulon to the rescue of KTM Tech3 in Misano. Raul Fernandez ecstatic: “A great weekend!”

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KTM Tech3 and its “sorcerer” – MotoriNews

The San Marino Grand Prix was a special event especially for Italian kids. But the layout of Misano everyone likes it, the stage was therefore very intense and heartfelt. In home KTM with a change in the race, precisely in the box of Tech3. The rookie’s chief engineer was missing Raul Fernandez, stopped at home by a recently operated knee. Herve Poncharal then decides to play the ace, recalls his inseparable right arm as well as a founding part of the team. The “sorcerer”, as the expert is also called Guy Coulon, rushes promptly to support the Spanish. In Misano it’s magic!

Fernandez, what a gift!

The news had been confirmed on the eve of the first free practice. The man who supports Raul Fernandez from his first tests MotoGPcannot travel due to the aforementioned physical problems. The driver certainly cannot race without a crew chief, so who to call? And here Herve Poncharal really does a gift to his rookie, who at the end of the year will say goodbye to the team to go to RNF Aprilia. Guy Coulon the scent of engines he breathed it from an early age, as he grew up not far from the track of Le Mans, a must visit for his family. A life dedicated to two wheelsuntil he abandoned the role of chief engineer at the end of 2020, when his last driver Miguel Oliveira joined the KTM factory team. He joined him exceptionally in a GP in 2021, here he is again now protagonist alongside Tech3 rider Fernandez. And immediately he breathes a different air, already on Friday the Spaniard confesses that he has never felt so good! There magic it has just begun.

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Fernandez celebrates Coulon – MotoriNews

Big party in KTM Tech3

Qualifying on Saturday is anything but easy, now the norm in a really season very hard for Herve Poncharal’s KTM Tech3 team. Raul Fernandez is 25th and last on the starting grid, an uphill race for the San Marino GP. But the magic of the sorcerer Guy Coulon releases all of his effect in the Italian race. Fernandez fights relentlessly, keeping a great pace, and makes his way up to 13th position at the finish! It is the second best result of the 2022 season after the 12th place obtained in Germany. With the’extra weapon by his side for the whole weekend. “I believe the result is 70% yours Fernandez pointed out. “It allowed me to stay calm: it was a great weekend!” A ‘Coulon effect‘from which to start again in the next GPs.

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