Moto3: Izan Guevara Takes A Perfect Victory At Aragon.
Izan Guevara Takes Takes A Career Defining Victory On Home Soil.
GASGAS Aspar’s Izan Guevara was on pole position for the fourth time this season, joining the Spanish rider on the front row of the grid was Sterilgarda Husqvarna’s Ayumu Sasaki and Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Daniel Holgado. The weather at the Spanish circuit of Aragon was slightly cooler than it had been during the weekend.
Izan Guevara got the holeshot into turn one, there was a collision at turn one involving Josh Whatley and Nicola Carraro. The front runners were the front row of the grid, the leading group of three riders were making a slight gap from the rest of the field.
With 17 laps to go Guevara was pushing up the pace, the leading trio had one second gap lead to Suzuki in fourth place. Dennis Foggia was down 13th place, Deniz Öncü was in seventh place after starting down on the grid in 17th place.
John McPhee was charging up the order in fourth place, his team-mate Sasaki was in second place. The front group extended their lead by three seconds, the second group of riders consisted of four riders: McPhee, Öncü, Suzuki and Ivan Ortola.
Championship contender Foggia wasn’t making any progress, the Italian rider was down in 15th with a track limits warning on his dashboard! McPhee seemed have a problem, he went from fifth place down to 13th place in one lap.
With ten laps remaining to the race the leading trio now had a four second gap to Öncü in fourth place. The second group of riders consisted of eight riders; Sergio Garcia was at the end of the group in 11th place.
The battle for fourth place was heating up, Öncü was just about holding on to fourth place. Munoz pushed Adrian Fernandez off the racing line for fifth place. Munoz was given a long lap penalty for his pass on Adrian Fernandez. McPhee was back up to fifth place after his mid-race slump; chasing Öncü for fourth place.
Izan Guevara crossed the finish line to take his fourth victory of the season, Sasaki was second with Holgado finishing in third place, Öncü hung onto fourth place, Adrian Fernandez won the seven-way battle for fifth place.
Guevara now extends his championship lead by 33 points from Garcia, a disappointing race for Foggia as he only collected two points.
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