Moto3: Ayumu Sasaki Wins The Moto3 Race In Austria.

Published on August 21, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Ayumu Sasaki Takes A Comfortable Race Win In Austria, The Japanese Rider Rode The Perfect Race.

Daniel Holgado took his maiden Moto3 pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, joining Holgado on the front row of the grid was Ayumu Sasaki and Deniz Oncu. The weather at the Austrian Red Bull mountain circuit was cloudy as rain had been falling earlier in the morning warm-ups.

Deniz Oncu got the holeshot into turn one, followed by Ayumu Sasaki and the pole man Holgado. All the Moto3 riders got through the new chicane safely with Oncu still leading the field.

Championship leader Sergio Garcia was in eighth place, Sasaki took the lead, he had to do a long lap penalty on the next lap. Sasaki re-joined the pack down in 20th position after doing his penalty.

Holgado and Oncu were battling for first place, Tatsuki Suzuki was in third place, team-mate Dennis Foggia was in ninth place. With 20 laps remaining to the race the field was still all together with no groups breaking away. Deniz Oncu out-braked himself at turn two, putting the Turkish rider down in ninth place.

Izan Guevara made his way up the field to lead the race, the leading group consisted of 20 riders. Garcia was in third place, Suzuki was putting Guevara under pressure for first place. Holgado was back in the mix in third place.

With 15 laps remaining the front group now consisted of eight riders, Sasaki was the fastest rider on track. Andrea Migno was handed a long lap penalty for irresponsible riding, the Italian had an incident with Carlos Tatay.

Sasaki took the lead with 11 laps to go, the Japanese rider had such strong pace. The leading group consisted of ten riders, Foggia lost touch with the group and was in 12th place. Jaume Masia crashed out at turn three, the Spaniard lost the front end of his KTM machinery.

Sasaki was controlling the race with four laps to go, Suzuki, Oncu and Munoz were battling for a podium finish. The front quartet had dropped the rest of the field.

Sasaki crossed the line to take his second victory of the 2022 season, Suzuki held on to second place, Munoz finished in third place, Oncu was fourth with Garcia finishing in fifth place.


Garcia leads the Moto3 championship by just five points from Izan Guevara as we head to the next round at Misano on 4th September.

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