Moto3: “We will go for it in Portimao” – Albert Arenas
Albert Arenas has his chance to become Moto3 World Championship this weekend and says he “will go for it in Portimao” as he looks to overcome charges from Ai Ogura and Tony Arbolino.
The Moto3 World Championship will be decided this weekend as the championship heads to the Autodromo do Algarve with Arenas arriving as the series leader. The Spaniard has 170 points after 14 Grands Prix in which he has achieved three victories and a total of five podiums.
Arenas’ lead sits at a comfortable, but not safe, eight points over Ai Ogura, and with Portimao being a fairly new circuit for the majority of riders, the Moto3 championship decider will be a thriller.
The Gaviota Aspar Team rider competed in Portimao in 2015, when he was fourth on the grid and fifth in a race won by the new MotoGP champion, Joan Mir. Furthermore, at the Autodromo do Algarve he prepared the return to competition last June before the track was included in this season’s calendar.
Aspar are also deep in the teams’ championship fight. Jorge Martinez’ Aspar team sits just one point behind Leopard Racing.
Albert Arenas – Gaviota Aspar Team – 1st“It is a new circuit for everyone, although several riders have already raced there in the FIM CEV years ago. Besides, I was training there in June, before the restart of the World Championship. I am looking forward to seeing the potential we can develop without so many practice days as in Valencia, which made it easier for the riders to push to the limit. We will go for it in Portimao, we are doing a very solid work and it is giving us a lot of strength and a lot of serenity to face these important days.”
The Moto3 championship decider gets underway on Friday, 20th, November with free practice one commencing at 09:00 local time.
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