Guevara extends his Championship lead with victory at Aragon
Three races in Spain, three wins for the Spaniard, and now an enormous hole within the World Championship
The Autosolar GASGAS Aspar Workforce’s Izan Guevara has moved 33 factors clear on the high of the Moto3™ World Championship with an all-the-way victory on the Gran Premio Animoca Manufacturers de Aragon. The Spaniard gapped Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max’s Ayumu Sasaki late within the 19-lap encounter at MotorLand Aragon whereas Pink Bull KTM Ajo rookie Daniel Holgado clinched what grew to become a lonely third place. On the opposite Autosolar GASGAS Aspar Workforce entry, Sergio Garcia collected simply three factors as he completed thirteenth, and it’s a large deficit he now faces to his team-mate on the high of the desk.
Guevara had certified on pole place and he acquired the holeshot when the lights went out, main fellow entrance row starters Sasaki and Holgado to the primary nook. They rapidly gapped the chasing pack and have been practically two seconds clear when John McPhee (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) slipped beneath Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) to take over fourth place on Lap 4 at Flip 4, which made room for Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Workforce) to alleviate the Japanese rider of fifth additionally. Seventh at that time was Deniz Öncü (Pink Bull KTM Tech3), from David Muñoz (BOE Motorsports), Adrian Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Tech3), and Garcia, who had certified twelfth.
Guevara, Sasaki, and Holgado proceed to creep away as a bunch of three whereas McPhee, Öncü, Suzuki, and Ortola chopped and adjusted within the battle for fourth place. Garcia was shuffled again exterior the highest 10 when Jaume Masia (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) took him vast at Flip 1, however had climbed to eighth and was closing the hole to the aforementioned quartet after half a dozen laps of racing. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing), then again, had slipped to fifteenth from sixth on the grid by that time and didn’t appear to be making a restoration anytime quickly.
A ferocious battle for fourth
With 10 laps accomplished and 9 to go, the highest three ran as you have been, however with their hole over the remainder greater than 5 seconds by then. The battle simply behind them was critically heating up, nonetheless, with Öncü fourth from Muñoz, Suzuki, Fernandez, Ortolo, Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI), Masia, Garcia, and McPhee in twelfth. Moments earlier, Garcia had been working as excessive as seventh however ran vast when he attacked Ortola at Flip 5 and misplaced 4 positions.
On Lap 12, Garcia discovered himself in a battle with McPhee for twelfth however when he made an error getting into the principle straight, Xavier Artigas (CFMoto Racing PruestelGP) picked him off and relegated the Aspar rider to thirteenth, forward of Carlos Tatay (CFMoto Racing PruestelGP) and Foggia. One spot got here again to Garcia when, two laps later, Muñoz made an aggressive transfer for fifth place on Fernandez at Flip 5. They made contact and Fernandez plummeted to thirteenth, whereas stewards would slap Muñoz with a Lengthy Lap Penalty.
In the meantime, Guevara was placing the hammer down on the very entrance of the sector and whereas Sasaki was holding contact at a few tenths of a second behind, Holgado had drifted to a full second in arrears on Lap 16. Quickly, even Sasaki was struggling to maintain up with unbelievable Izan. The margin was precisely 4 tenths of a second with a lap to go and 0.957 seconds once they took the chequered flag. For Guevara, it’s a hat-trick of victories on Spanish soil this 12 months, after profitable additionally at Jerez and Catalunya, and an enormous end result within the context of the World Championship battle.
Öncü completed 6.370 seconds away from the rostrum in fourth place, having damaged away from the second bunch of riders once they saved carving one another up on the MotorLand. In a frenetic last lap, Fernandez ultimately claimed fifth, forward of Ortola and Muñoz, who dropped way back to twelfth when he lastly served his Lengthy Lap Penalty. Eighth went to Masia and ninth to Tatay.
McPhee recovered so far as fifth place at one level however ran vast on Lap 17 at Flip 1 and had dropped to tenth by the point he reached the Reverse Corkscrew once more, the identical place through which he would cross the end line. Artigas claimed eleventh, forward of Suzuki, and Garcia, who was again within the high 10 till he additionally drifted off the race line at Flip 1 on Lap 18. Foggia was labeled 14th and Moreira – who acquired a Lengthy Lap Penalty for persistent observe limits breaches – scored a single Championship level.
Three riders have been concerned in a crash on the opening nook, particularly Lorenzo Fellon (SIC58 Swuadra Corse), Nicola Carraro (QJMotor Avintia Racing group), and Joshua Whatley (VisionTrack Racing Workforce) – an incident for which stewards opted to take no additional motion. Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets – MSI) went down in a while the opening lap and whereas he re-mounted, he ultimately pitted, however these can be the one 4 DNFs of the competition.
Now, it’s time for the Asian flyaways. Can Guevara tighten his grip on the Championship even additional on the Motul Grand Prix of Japan? Catch Spherical 16 from the Mobility Resort Motegi, on September 23-25.
1. Izan Guevara (Autosolar GASGAS Aspar Workforce) – 19 laps
2. Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) + 0.957
3. Daniel Holgado (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) + 6.536
4. Deniz Öncü (Pink Bull KTM Tech 3) + 12.906
5. Adrian Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Tech 3) + 16.695
6. Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Workforce) + 16.721
7. David Muñoz (BOE Motorsports) + 16.855
8. Jaume Masia (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) + 16.961
9. Carlos Tatay (CFMoto Racing PrustelGP) + 17.048
10. John McPhee (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) + 17.071