The Colombian bounces back popular ahead of Masia, with Rueda taking a maiden podium as key title contenders suffer drama in Barcelona.
Moto3™ delivered an absolute barnstormer in Barcelona as there was action in each single place you looked on the final lap, and loads of drama too. David Alonso (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) took the spoils by correct 0.076s after an astonishing final corner overtake saw three riders squeezed up onto the apex, with Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) taking second but bringing dwelling 20 crucial facets as Championship leader Daniel Holgado (Crimson Bull KTM Tech3) crashed out earlier on the last lap.
Classified third, Jose Antonio Rueda (Crimson Bull KTM Ajo) picked up his first Grand Prix podium after a final corner clash ahead saw Deniz Öncü (Crimson Bull KTM Ajo) make contact with David Muñoz (BOE Motorsports), earning the Turkish rider a penalty shedding him from P3 to P12. Amidst it all, Ayumu Sasaki’s (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) podium bustle may have arrive to an cessation as he took P4… but given Holgado’s crash the Japanese rider is now correct 13 facets off the top.
Öncü took the holeshot as he snatched the lead from Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) into Flip 1. Joel Kelso (CFMoto Racing Pruestel GP) stayed agency in P3 at first, except Masia eagerly pushed his way through as they barrelled into the final sector for the primary time.
It didn’t take long for Masia to take the lead as he slotted up the inner of Öncü with 16 laps remaining to lead the freight train, and the battle for victory began to take shape with a gaggle of riders snapping at the Leopard rider’s heels.
The community proceeded to swap paintwork and bang handlebars as a mixture of novel talent and proven Moto3™ great hitters acquired their elbows out. Holgado hit the front with 12 laps to lag and a pattern began to fabricate as Öncü, Masia, and Holgado consistently saved themselves within the top 3 regardless of challenges from the chasing pack.
Alonso, Muñoz, and Rueda all fancied their chances as they saved themselves consistently within the hunt, making some great moves within the leading community, with Sasaki the essential player within the title fight taking a survey living to lose floor – at that point.
Holgado led across the road to start up the last lap earlier than Masia charged through from fourth to the lead, but when the last sector came around, the gloves came off as chaos unfolded. They had been four abreast down into the hard braking Flip 10, and Masia defended as Alonso, Muñoz, and Öncü had been all taking a survey for a way through.
Masia ran broad allowing Alonso and Muñoz past, meaning it was all all the way down to the final corner. But disaster then came for Holgado as he misplaced the at front Flip 10, along with his title rivals detached very critical within the leading battle.
Back at the front, Muñoz led into the last flip as they went three abreast into a corner once deemed now not potential to make an overtake. Now, it was going to be a double.
Alonso dived up the inner of Muñoz as Masia also tried to squeeze through, and each riders did make it stick. Alonso came out on top and held the victory to the road ahead of Masia. But correct within the back of came the drama.
After losing out in these moves, Muñoz misplaced drive onto the front straight and Öncü was coming during the final corner. The Turk saved in pinned and then made contact with Muñoz… seeing the Spaniard bumped off and out into the gravel on the outdoor of the corner. Rider adequate, drama detached now not done. Öncü crossed the road in third but a 6s penalty for the last-corner incident demoted the number fifty three to 12th place… promoting Rueda, who’d been fair on their tail, to his first Grand Prix podium.
At the back of all that came Sasaki, who was ultimately classified fourth to transfer within correct 13 facets of Holgado’s lead, and a minute further back, Masia moves above Öncü. Which way will the cards fall subsequent day day out? Gain out at the Gran Premio Crimson Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini subsequent up from the eighth -tenth of September!
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