Wheelies 2017 – Moto3 Top 10 – Part 2

Yesterday we presented you the first part of the Moto3 Top 10 in the vision of our team. Now it is time to bring on the second part, where we will reveal the 1-5 positions.

5. Marcos Ramirez (#42)

Spanish rider Marcos Ramirez was definitely one of the most impressive riders throughout the 2017 Moto3 season as he managed to get involved in the podium fights more than often with a team that had been struggling outside the top 15 in the previous seasons.

Having collected 10 points in the first three races, Ramirez did a great qualifying session on home turf in Jerez, establishing the 5th fastest time. The 19-years old Spaniard mantained the same high pace on race day and stayed in the front group throughout the whole race, also grabbing the lead at some point. He crossed the line in 4th, missing out on the podium for only 0.203, but establishing a new career best. Ramirez kept up the good job two weeks later in France, where he once again finished 4th, this time only 0.104 off the podium.

After another spectacular three GPs for Ramirez in Italy (9th), Catalunya (6th) and Assen (6th), the much awaited day of the maiden podium came in Germany. The Platinum Bay Real Estate rider managed to stay close to title rivals Joan Mir and Romano Fenati and the trio pulled away from the other competitors. Ramirez settled quietly in 3rd, leaving Mir and Fenati to fight it out for the win, securing his first ever podium finish. Perfect way to end the first half of the season.

The second part was much tougher for Ramirez, as his best result since Brno before the season finale was a 7th place finish in Aragon. Two wet races in Misano and Motegi and a crash in Australia affected his good run of results. However, Ramirez knew how to strike back on home turf in Valencia and scored his second podium finish, holding off Romano Fenati to cross the line in 3rd. He finished the season 8th overall, with 123 points.

 

4. Aron Canet (#44)

Having caught some attention in his debut season, when he gathered one podium finish, one pole position and some top 10 finishes, Aron Canet evolved in 2017 to the state of championship contender.

The qualifying session of the Americas GP was Canet`s first outburst, as the young Spaniard took pole position for more than one second ahead of the 2nd place on the grid. He kept up the good rhytm on race day, establishing the fastest lap, but ended with a “heartbreak” as he crashed out while battling Romano Fenati for the win.

Canet did not let this result affect his morale and came back even stronger on home turf. He won the race in Jerez after some extraordinary last lap maneuvers against Romano Fenati and Joan Mir. The Spaniard carried on the podium form in Le Mans, where he finished 2nd, behind Mir. Two strong performances followed in Mugello and Catalunya, where Canet crossed the finish line in 5th place on both occasions. Another magnificent last lap strategy brought Canet his second win of the season in Assen, where he defeated Romano Fenati for only 0.035.

Canet could have entered the summer break as Mir`s main rival, but another crash in Germany, similar to the one in Austin (as he again started from pole) gave Fenati the opportunity to take the 2nd place in the championship from him. In the second half of the championship, Canet continued battling at the front. He kicked it off with a 3rd place finish in Brno, followed by a 5th place in Austria and a third stunning win in Silverstone. He did not climb the podium ever since that race, but two additional 5th place finishes in Misano and Aragon and a 9th place in Valencia secured him the bronze medal at the end of the year.

Next year, Canet will remain alongside Estrella Galicia 0,0 in the lightweight class and, with Mir and Fenati promoted to Moto2, we can expect the Spaniard to be a serious title contender.

 

3. Jorge Martin (#88)

Another impressive Spaniard in 2017 was Del Conca Gresini`s Jorge Martin. The Madrid-born 19-years old rider kicked-off the season with a pole position in Qatar converted in a 3rd place finish in the race. Same race result was repeated in Argentina. The Austin round held at the Circuit of the Americas brought a new season best for Martin, who crossed the line in 2nd after an intense duel with his teammate, Fabio Digiannantonio. This result lifted him to the 2nd place in the championship, only 6 points behind leader Joan Mir.

A sensational run of 5 straight pole positions followed for Martin, but, unfortunately, he was not able to take advantage of them. Inappropriate strategies in the dying moments of the races threw him to 9th in Jerez and 15th in Mugello. Between this 2 GPs, he crashed out of the French GP at Le Mans, gathering no points. Two strong performances followed in Catalunya and Assen, where Martin finished 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Disaster struck for Jorge Martin in the Free Practice session of the German GP, as he suffered a heavy highside which caused him a broken ankle and tibia. He tried to come back after the summer break in Brno, but, after Friday, he announced his retirement from the reminder of the GP as his pain was too intense.

One week later in Austria Martin returned and offered us a moment we will never forget. In spite of using crutches to walk, on the bike he was simply magnificent and won the battle for the 3rd place. A 3rd place that for sure felt like a victory, as Martin could be seen crying in the parc ferme and at the podium ceremony.

The Spaniard impressed again two weeks later at Silverstone, where he fought for the win throughout the whole race. He was the leader when the red flag appeared and, unfortunately for him, he was only 3rd at the end of the last completed lap. So, once again, his effort was not enough for a maiden career win. Martin came back to the pole position ways in Aragon and Australia, converting them into a 4th and another 3rd place, respectively.

Martin once again equaled his career best in Malaysia, where he was the best of the rest behind a dominant Joan Mir. The season finale at Valencia started good for Martin as he clinched on Saturday his 9th pole of the season, an absolute record in the Moto3 class. This time, there was nothing that could stop Martin on race day. No rain, no red flag, no Joan Mir. He led from start to finish, securing his 9th podium finish of the season and the first ever win. He finished the season 4th overall, only 3 points behind Aron Canet.

Next year Martin will stay alongside Gresini Racing in the lightweight class and we can expect him to be Canet`s main rival in the title fight.

 

2. Romano Fenati (#5)

After 5 years in the category during which factors like his inconsistency and impulsivity did not allow him to be a serious contender for the World Championship, Romano Fenati finally found an antidote for these problems in 2017 alongside Marinelli Rivacold Snipers team.

Having last won a GP at COTA in 2016, Fenati struck again at the venue and won for more than 4 seconds ahead of Jorge Martin. He carried on the good form in Jerez, where he crossed the line in 2nd.

Fenati`s first and only DNF of the season came in Le Mans, where he crashed out of the race while in the lead, throwing away 25 vital points in the championship.

After a disappointing home race in Mugello, where he finished only 13th, Fenati knew how to come back in style and scored 4 consecutive podium finishes in Catalunya, Assen, Sachsenring and Brno. On each occasion, he crossed the line in 2nd place.

From that point, Fenati managed to show his class only in wet conditions. He dominated on a soaked Misano Circuit, taking the win for more than 28 seconds ahead of Joan Mir. Same scenario happened in Japan, where Fenati once again mastered the wet conditions and scored his 3rd win of the season. Solid prestations followed in Australia, Malaysia and Valencia, where he finished 6th, 7th and 4th, respectively. He finished the season as a runner-up, 93 points behind one-man-show Joan Mir.

Taking into consideration the fact that Fenati had not raced for a period of 6 months before the season opener in Qatar due to his dismissal from Valentino Rossi`s team in mid 2016, we can affirm that the Italian veteran had a great 2017 season. Next year we will finally see him stepping up to the intermmediate class.

 

1. Joan Mir (#36)

For sure there is no suprise that the first position of our top 10 goes to Joan Mir, who can be easily described in one word at the end of this season – UNSTOPPABLE.

Having clinched the “Rookie of the Year” title in 2016, Joan Mir started the season in the best way possible, winning in both Qatar and Argentina. This allowed him to slow down a little bit in Austin, where he finished 8th.

Mir came back to podium ways on home turf in Jerez, where he finished 3rd after a magnificent battle with Aron Canet, Romano Fenati and Marcos Ramirez. Two weeks later in France, he took advantage of Fenati`s crash and scored another win, increasing his lead in the championship considerably.

Total madness in the last laps of the Italian and Dutch GPs saw Mir falling down into 7th and 9th, respectively, but there was no reason to dispair as the Spaniard born in Mallorca had won the Catalan GP, which took place between the other 2 races.

Mir struck again before the summer break when he pipped Fenati on the very last lap in Sachsenring, increasing his lead to 37 points. He started the second half of the year in the same manner as the first, with two resounding and dominant wins in Brno and Austria.

With a difference of already 64 points after Austria, Mir did not slow down and won again in Aragon, after a 2nd place in Misano and a 5th place in Silverstone. The only race without points occured in Japan, where Mir could not handle the wet conditions and crossed the line in 17th.

However, that motivated Mir even more as he went on to win the following race at Phillip Island and mathematically clinch the title. One week later he won again, this time in Malaysia, reaching a milestone of 10 wins in a single season.

In the season finale at Valencia, Mir ran wide in the opening laps and fall outside the points zone. Nonetheless, Mir once again showed his class and climbed all the way up to P2, finishing the season with 10 wins, 13 podium finishes, 1 pole position and 341 points (a new points record for the lightweight class).

Last rider to score 10 wins in a single season in the lightweight class was a certain Marc Marquez. Next year we will see Joan Mir racing in the Moto2 class alongside powerhouse team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS, so we can expect even greater things from the young Spaniard.

 

photo credit – motogp.com

Rain master strikes again – Fenati dominates Motegi and keeps title hopes alive

Romano Fenati dominated the Japanese Grand Prix of the lightweight class, which was held on a flooded Motegi circuit. Niccolo Antonelli and Marco Bezzechi made it an 100% Italian podium.

Having started from 6th, Fenati went up into 3rd after the first corner, as Antonelli took the lead from Bulega. In spite of the good start, Bulega was not able to match the pace of his compatriots and lost many positions. Championship leader Joan Mir had a tough start, falling in 22nd.

Fenati closed the gap to Antonelli, doing fastest lap after fastest lap, and it became clear that the title contender would not lose too much time behind his countryman.

After 3 laps, Fenati made the move on Antonelli, who had no chance of fighting back. The Marinelli Rivacold rider slowly but surely pulled away at the front.

Behind the Italian duo, Aron Canet was running in 3rd place, but he was overtaken by both Marco Bezzechi and local hero Tatsuki Suzuki. The Italian-Japanese duo kept the spectators in suspense in the battle for the last spot on the podium until the closing laps of the race.

Joan Mir was not able to make his way through the field. All the race, the Spaniard stayed in the zone between P17-P22.

Although close one to each other, in the Bezzechi-Suzuki there was not any overtake. With 2 laps to go, Bezzechi managed to pull a gap.

Fenati crossed the line in 1st, more than 4 seconds ahead of Antonelli, who scored his first podium finish of the season. It was an emotional moment for Mahindra rider Marco Bezzechi, who notched his first ever podium finish in the World Championship. Tatsuki Suzuki delighted the home crowd with his great performance and crossed the line in 4th, while Aron Canet completed the top 5.

The battle for 6th was won by Phillip Oettl, with Fabio DiGiannantonio, Jakub Kornfeil and Bo Bendsneyder only few tenths of a second behind him in 7th, 8th and 9th, respectively. John McPhee rounded up the top 10, with Nakarin Atiratphuvapat in 11th after a strong performance. Poleman Nicolo Bulega finished only 12th, just ahead of teammate Andrea Migno. Spaniards Marcos Ramirez and Jorge Martin grabbed the last points available, with Enea Bastianini and Joan Mir missing out in 16th and 17th.

In spite of the tricky conditions, not many accidents have occured. Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Manuel Pagliani exited the race in the first lap, with Adam Norrodin crashing out 5 laps later while running inside the top 10. Later on, Gabriel Rodrigo suffered a highside and his bike collected Ayumu Sasaki. Both retired. Last man to retire was Rodrigo s teammate, Juanfran Guevara, who crashed out with 2 laps to go after a mistake in the same place as his teammate. All the crashers escaped unharmed.

In the championship standings, Romano Fenati cuts the lead of Joan Mir to 55 points (271-216) with 75 still up for grabs. Canet remains 3rd with 184 points but out of the title fight, while DiGiannantonio consolidates 4th ahead of teammate Jorge Martin (146-135).

This is the 10th win of Romano Fenati in Moto3, an absolute record in the class. Previously, Fenati shared this record with Joan Mir and Luis Salom, all with 9 wins each.

photo credit – Romano Fenati / Facebook

Cruising to home glory – Fenati masters Misano rain

Romano Fenati took his second win of the current season on home turf in Misano, after a magnificent performance in the wet conditions. Joan Mir managed to excellently limit the damages by finishing 2nd, while Fabio DiGiannantonio completed the podium.

Jorge Martin had a great start and remained in the lead after turn 1. Fabio DiGiannantonio, Joan Mir and Romano Fenati were closely following.

Diggia went wide and fell in 7th, while Fenati overtook Mir. The two championship rivals, with Martin in front of them, pulled a gap from the other competitors.

Fenati also went past Martin, going into the lead for the first time. The Marinelli Rivacold rider was unstoppable from then on, getting away from the two Spaniards.

Mir did not risk any move on Martin as the conditions were too risky, but the Gresini rider lost the front and crashed out.

The hotspot of the race remained the battle for the 3rd place. DiGiannantonio, Aron Canet and Phillip Oettl were engaged in the fight, with the first two eventually getting away and leaving Oettl alone in 5th.

With 3 laps to go, Canet also crashed, throwing away his last chances in the title battle.

Romano Fenati won the race for more than 28 seconds ahead of Mir. DiGiananntonio held his nerves and finished 3rd, with Oettl 4th. Nicolo Bulega completed the top 5, while Bo Bendsneyder crossed the line in 6th. Jakub Kornfeil got a season best by finishing 7th. Both Bendsneyder and Kornfeil crashed at certain moments in the race but they came back on the track, and, taking advantage of the numerous incidents, made their way back in the top 10. Another one who impressed in the tricky conditions was Albert Arenas, the Mahindra rider having finished 8th. Andrea Migno and Jaume Masia locked out the top 10. Manuel Pagliani finished 11th, with Marcos Ramirez closely following. Wildcard Alex Fabbri takes back home 3 points as he finished 13th. Poleman Enea Bastianini finished 14th in spite of having crashed two times, while the last ride who finished the race was Lorenzo Dalla Porta.

The race was marked by a lot of incidents. The list of retirements is a very long one, consisting of Gabriel Rodrigo, Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, Tatsuki Suzuki, Adam Norrodin, Juanfran Guevara, Jorge Martin, Ayumu Sasaki, Marco Bezzecchi, Tony Arbolino, Niccolo Antonelli, Kaito Toba, Kevin Zannoni, Aron Canet and Patrik Pulkkinen. All riders were ok.

In the championship standings, Fenati recovers 2nd place from Canet. The Italian now sits 61 points behind Mir, while Canet is 84 points behind. The battle for 4th place heats up between the Gresini riders, with Jorge Martin 125 points behind Mir and DiGiannantonio 129.

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Aron Canet sets fastest lap in FP1 at Misano

The first day of free practice started in mixed conditions. The first ones who had FP1 were the Moto3 guys. Aron Canet dominated the first training session at Misano and subsequently managed to get the fastest lap.

The young spanish rider had an outstanding 1:46.518. In second place came Romano Fenati, who was only tenth slower than Canet’s best lap time. He was followed by Joan Mir, who finished third.

The championship leader was the last rider to managed to get a lap under 1:47. Marcos Ramirez and Philipp Ottl completed the top five in FP1, while Fabio Di Giannantonio, Juanfran Guevara, John McPhee, Livio Loi and Enea Bastianini were the other riders to finish inside the top ten.

FP2 will be held later today at 13:10. Heavy rain is announced for the afternoon.

 

photo – Ultimate Motorcycling

San Marino GP Moto3 – Can Mir conserve his lead on enemy territory?

Leopard Racing rider Joan Mir comes in the sun of the Adriatic coast with a 64-point advantage over Aron Canet, who climbed up to 2nd in the standings after the brilliant win from last time out at Silverstone. Romano Fenati was pushed into 3rd, now 66 points behind Mir, and now the veteran will be looking to fight back on home turf and regain the 2nd spot.

However, there is not only Fenati who is looking for some home glory. The Italian with the best record at the track is Enea Bastianini, who clinched his maiden career win here in 2015 and finished 2nd in 2016. ”The Beast” took his first podium finish of the current season last time out at Silverstone and he comes in Misano looking for more of this. His compatriot, Andrea Migno, scored the only KTM win from 2017 at the other Italian round, at Mugello. He will be again aiming to climb the rostrum and so will be his teammate Nicolo Bulega, who is yet to score a podium finish in 2017.

Other riders to keep an eye on are the Del Conca Gresini riders, Jorge Martin and Fabio DiGiannantonio. Martin arrives in Italy with 2 podium finishes in the last 2 races, results which we may call heroic taking in consideration that he is far from being 100% back fit from that injury sustained in Sachsenring. The Spaniard narrowly missed out on the win in Silverstone and he will now be hungrier than ever to clinch that maiden win. DiGiannantonio showed some very solid form in Silverstone, but a mistake made him run wide and lose any chance at a rostrum finish. He will try to let that mistake behind and come back to podium ways on home turf.

Last year, all 4 of Mir, Bulega, Canet and DiGiannantonio were rookies and managed to finish inside the top 10 at Misano. Will they commence an historic Fatal 4-way this year, or will Fenati regain some points, a place in the standings and some home glory? We will find out on Sunday, at 11:00 local time.

photo credit – Rimini Today

 

 

Third win in a row for showman Mir as Martin clinches rostrum at his comeback race

Joan Mir clinched his seventh win of the 2017 season at the Austrian GP, thus tying the record for most wins in a Moto3 season which had been previously shared by Luis Salom and Brad Binder. Phillip Oettl came more than 3 seconds behind, while Jorge Martin won an intense duel with Livio Loi and clinched the last spot on the podium at his very first race after the terrible fractures suffered in Sachsenring.

The start of the race saw Gabriel Rodrigo taking advantage of his pole and entering turn 1 as the leader. John McPhee, Juanfran Guevara, Enea Bastianini and Bo Bendsneyder were closely following the Argentine.

McPhee took the lead for a short time, but Bendsneyder went easily past him. The Dutch tried to pull a gap, but he failed.

The championship contenders had a rough start, Mir falling in 12th and Fenati in 13th. Both went up few positions, but Fenati went wide in turn 1 and fell outside the points zone.

Mir took advantage of his rival s misfortune and made his way up through the field, eventually taking the lead from Bendsneyder. From that moment, the Spaniard dominated the race, not giving away the lead in any moment.

Later in the race, Bendsneyder made a mistake and braked very late, going very wide and colliding with McPhee. Both crashed, but escaped unharmed.

The championship leader pulled a gap and assured himself of the win. However, there was still much to fight for. Oettl, Loi, Rodrigo and Martin battled until the very end for the last podium spots.

Going into the last lap, Oettl was second with Loi in third. The Belgian tried to overtake Oettl, but the German defended excellent. Canet approached Martin and the Del Conca Gresini rider felt the danger. The Spaniard attacked Loi and went up in 3rd, thus getting very close to an exceptonial result.

Mir crossed the line in 1st after an absolute wonderful performance, thus obtaining his second win at the venue after the one in 2016. Phillip Oettl finished second and achieved a new career best, while Jorge Martin pipped Loi for 0.008 for the 3rd place. Aron Canet completed the top 5, just ahead of Fabio DiGiannantonio. Poleman Rodrigo tied hs career best by finishing 7th, while Adam Norrodin offered another solid performance and finished 8th, his third consecutive top 10 finish. Wildcard Jaume Masia finished 9th after an amazing race for him during which he managed to fight for the podium. Enea Bastianini locked out the top 10, with countrymen Nicolo Bulega in 11th. Marcos Ramirez managed another finish in the points zone, the 8th in a row, by finishing 12th, while Romano Fenati was 13th. This deliveres a massive blow to his championship chances. The last points were taken by Juanfran Guevara and Kaito Toba.

In the general standings, Joan Mir extends his lead to no less than 64 points ahead of Romano Fenati (215-151). Aron Canet remains 3rd, with 137 points, while Jorge Martin comes back in 4th, with 105. DiGiannantonio is now 5th, with 95 points, while McPhee falls in 6th, with 93.

photo credit – Leopard Racing

Romano Fenati will step up to Moto2 in 2018


Italian rider Romano Fenati, currently riding in Moto3 with Team Marinelli Rivacold Snipers, will race in Moto2 starting from next year alongside his current team

This will be a new experience for both rider and team, as both have raced only in the lightweight class until now. 

Fenati made his debut in the Moto3 class in 2012, starting his World Championship adventure with a 2nd place finish in Qatar, followed by a stunning win at Jerez de la Frontera. 

Even though 2017 is his 6th season in Moto3, the Italian has never been able to fight for the title throughout a whole season. He has his chance now as he has become more constant, finishing on the rostrum on 5 occasions in 9 races. Second in the championship, 37 points behind leader Mir, Fenati will be looking to make the move with the Moto3 title in his pocket. 
credit foto – otorider.com 

Jorge Martin obtine pole-ul la Le Mans la masa verde

Jorge Martin obtine pole-ul la Le Mans.

Italianul Nicolo Bulega a obtinut, in ultimele momente ale sesiunii de calificari, primul pole position al sezonului si al doilea din cariera. Pilotul lui Valentino Rossi a inghetat cronometrul la 1:42.710, devansandu-l pe spaniolul Jorge Martin pentru 0.103 secunde. Din păcate, timpul lui Bulega a fost anulat pentru depasirea limitelor pistei. Prin urmare, Jorge Martin va ocupa prima pozitie pe grila de start a cursei de maine.

Prima linie va fi completata de Juanfran Guevara . Principalul rival al lui Joan Mir in clasamentul general, italianul Romano Fenati, va deschide linia a doua, urmat indeaproape de surpriza placuta a acestui weekend, Albert Arenas, pilot Mahindra.

Niccolo Antonelli  a stat ceva timp la conducerea sesiunii, insa un final in care a fost prins in trafic nu l-a lasat sa isi imbunatateasca rezultatele. Astfel, trebuie sa se multumeasca cu locul 6. Un timp identic cu cel al lui Antonelli a stabilit Marcos Ramirez, care va deschide linia a treia.

Imediat in spatele sau il regasim pe liderul competitiei, Joan Mir. Top 10-ul este inchis de colegii lui Antonelli de la Red Bull KTM Ajo, cu Bo Bendsneyder in fata wildcardului Danny Kent.

Castigatorul de la Jerez, Aron Canet, va lua startul de pe locul 12, inchizand linia a patra. In mijlocul acestei linii se va afla coechipierul spaniolului, Enea Bastianini.

Cursa clasei mezine va incepe maine, de la ora 12:00 (ora Romaniei).

 

credit foto: motosportal.it

Aron Canet își ia revanșa după greșeala de la Austin

Aron Canet se impune pe Jerez de la Frontera dupa un final de cursa magnific.

Spaniolul Aron Canet s-a revanșat dupa căzătura de pe Circuitul Americilor de cand conducea cursa si s-a impus la Jerez. Podiumul a fost completat de Romano Fenati si Joan Mir.

Cursa a început cu pole-man-ul Jorge Martin având un start ratat. Spaniolul a ajuns in afara top 5-ului, zona in care a stat pe toata durata cursei. Niccolo Antonelli luase un start bun si ajunsese pe 3, însă un acroșaj cu Tatsuki Suzuki le-a răpit amândurora sansa de a acumula vreun punct.

Liderul de la general, Joan Mir, plecat de pe 9, și-a facut rapid loc pana la locurile fruntașe. Deși grupul fruntaș a avut in componenta de la 8 pana la 10 piloti, doar 5 dintre ei au emis pretenții la pozițiile de podium.

Aceștia au fost Romano Fenati, Aron Canet, Joan Mir si surprizele plăcute ale cursei, piloții Platinum Bay Real Estate, Marcos Ramirez si Darryn Binder. Fratele campionului de anul trecut a cazut din șa in urma unui contact cu Romano Fenati in ultimul viraj, astfel lasându-l doar pe Marcos Ramirez sa lupte pentru onoarea echipei.

Toti cei 4 piloti rămași s-au perindat la conducere, spectatorii putând vedea parte de extrem de multe depasiri la limita. Romano Fenati a preluat conducerea cu 3 tururi inainte de final si, profitând de duelurile aprige dintre Ramirez, Mir si Canet, a pus cateva lungimi de motocicleta intre el si spanioli.

La intrarea in ultimul tur italianul era inca la conducere, urmat de Mir si Ramirez. Aron Canet fusese depășit de Fabio DiGiannantonio, ajungând pana pe locul 5. Poleman-ul din Austin a recuperat rapid poziția si a continuat asaltul pentru o poziție de podium.

Pe la jumătatea turului, Mir, profitând de aspirație, l-a depășit pe Fenati, italianul recuperând însă poziția 2 viraje mai tarziu. Canet l-a depășit pe Ramirez si a ajuns pe 3, moment in care piloții se apropiau vertiginos de ultimul viraj.

Acolo, in urma unei manevre excepționale, Aron Canet a depășit ambii piloti aflați in fața sa si a obtinut, pentru cateva miimi, prima victorie din cariera. Romano Fenati a venit in fața lui Joan Mir si a mai redus din distanta la general, diferenta fiind acum de 9 puncte.

Marcos Ramirez a facut fara îndoiala cea mai buna cursa a carierei, însă prestația sa nu a fost azi răsplătită cu un podium, spaniolul trebuind sa se mulțumească cu locul 4.

Fabio DiGiannantonio a completat top 5-ul, in timp ce coechipierul sau, Poleman-ul Jorge Martin, a terminat abia al 9-lea. Piloții lui Valentino Rossi au încheiat pe 6 respectiv 7, cu Migno in fata lui Bulega, in timp ce Enea Bastianini a fost al 8-lea. Top 10-ul a fost închis de Juanfran Guevara. John McPhee, aflat pe 3 la general inaintea cursei, a trântit motocicleta in cursa de azi. Deși a revenit in șa, nu a mai fost capabil sa ajunga in zona punctelor.

La general, Mir continua sa conducă, cu 74 de puncte, 9 mai multe decat Fenati si 15 mai multe decat Martin. John McPhee a ajuns pe 4, la 25 de puncte sub pilotul Leopard Racing, in timp ce învingătorul de azi, Aron Canet, urca pana pe 5, la 31 de puncte sub Joan Mir.

 

credit foto: Estrella Galicia

Moto3 Jerez: Jorge Martin obține pole-ul

Jorge Martin obtine la Jerez al doilea Pole Position al sezonului.

Pilotul lui Fausto Gresini a dominat sesiunea de calificări a clasei Moto3, înghețând cronometrul la 1:46.004, timp cu 0.437 mai rapid decat al celui de-al doilea clasat, conaționalul Aron Canet.

Pilotul Estrella Galicia 0,0 pare hotărât sa lase in urma căzătura din Texas de cand se afla pe primul loc si sa obțină un podium sau, de ce nu, o victorie in fața propriilor fani. Prima linie va fi completată de învingătorul de pe Circuirul Americilor, Romano Fenati (1:46.518).

Nicolo Bulega (1:46.655) va deschide linia a doua, urmat îndeaproape de pilotul Platinum Bay Real Estate, Marcos Ramirez (1:46.700). De pe 6 va pleca protejatul lui Aki Ajo, italianul Niccolo Antonelli (1:46.757) Tatsuki Suzuki a avut parte de o sesiune de excepție, japonezul de la SIC58 Squadra terminând al 7-lea (1:46.788). Andrea Migno va fi langa el (1:46.835), iar linia va fi închisă de liderul de la general Joan Mir (1:46.838).

Pilotul Leopard Racing reușise un tur ce il clasase pe locul 4, însă la finalul sesiunii s-a descoperit faptul ca, in timpul acelui tur, Mir ieșise in afara limitelor traseului. Astfel, timpul i-a fost anulat. Top 10-ul va fi închis de Darryn Binder.

Cursa clasei Moto3 va incepe maine de la ora 12:00, ora Romaniei.