Moto3: Dennis Foggia Wins in Thailand.

Published on October 2, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Dennis Foggia Takes His Fourth Victory of the Season, Moving the Italian Rider up to Second Place in the Championship Standings.

Leopard Racing’s Dennis Foggia took the pole position, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jaume Masia qualified in second place, with Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing’s Ayumu Sasaki rounding out the front row of the grid.

Dennis Foggia got the holeshot into turn one and lead the Moto3 riders around the Thailand circuit, Sergio Garcia got taken out of the race on the final corner of the circuit on lap one by Adrian Fernandez; that was both of the Spaniards race over.

Foggia was leading the way from Ayumu Sasaki and Nepa, Foggia was trying to make a break from Sasaki. There was an eight-way battle for first place, from Foggia to Ricardo Rossi.

Izan Guevara and Tatsuki Suzuki were battling for ninth place and trying to latch on to the leading group of eight riders. Two laps later the two riders caught the leading group, Suzuki was getting into the mix battling for fifth place.

On lap seven John McPhee crashed out at turn five; his team-mate Sasaki was still in second place; Sasaki had the pace to stay with Foggia but didn’t seem to have enough pace to challenge a move on the Italian rider.

Suzuki had a mechanical issue and had to retire from the race with 15 laps remaining to the race. Izan Guevara and Deniz Öncü were handed a track limit warning.

Britain’s Scott Ogden was battling for a point scoring finish in the third group of riders. Garcia rejoined the race but was a lap down from the rest of the field. David Munoz was holding his own in third place at the halfway point of the race.

Deniz Öncü was handed a long lap penalty with 10 laps to go. Foggia had 0.4s gap at the from Sasaki. The leading group now consisted of five riders as Foggia made his first mistake of the race and ran wide at turn 12, Sasaki took the lead for the first time; Foggia didn’t waste time and retook first place on the straight out of turn one.

Deniz Öncü was again handed another long lap penalty, which put the Turkish rider back in 12th place. Guevara almost got caught up with Jaume Masia as the Spaniard nearly lost the front at turn five.

Dennis Foggia crossed the finish line to take his fourth race win of the 2022 season, Sasaki held onto second place, Riccardo Rossi was third, Stefano Nepa was fourth with Izan Guevara finishing in fifth place.

Izan Guevara still leads the Moto3 championship, second place man Dennis Foggia is 49 points behind Guevara, Garcia is in third place; seven points behind Foggia.

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