Moto3: Izan Guevara Seals the 2022 Championship Title with Victory at the Australian Grand Prix.

Published on October 16, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Izan Guevara and the GASGAS Aspar Team Win the 2022 Moto3 Championship Title.

Ayumu Sasaki was on pole position for the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, joining Ayumu on the front row of the grid was Sergio Garcia and Ivan Ortola.

Sergio Garcia got the holeshot into turn one, the first lap would be tentative for all the Moto3 riders as the track still had damp patches from earlier showers.

Diogo Moreira was up to second place; Dennis Foggia was down in 14th place. Diogo took the lead from Garcia; Sasaki was on the move and took the lead after two laps.

Daniel Holgado crashed out at turn eight as did Taiyo Furusato. With 20 laps to go Garcia was now in the lead from Diogo, Izan Guevara was now in third place. John McPhee put the fastest lap of the race in after four laps.

The leading group consisted of six riders from Garcia to home rider Joel Kelso, McPhee and Nepa were catching the leading group.

At the half-way stage of the race, it was a GASGAS one-two, Guevara was leading from Garcia. Deniz Öncü was now in third place. The leading duo had a 0.3 second gap to Deniz. Foggia was now inside the top ten in ninth place just in front of his team-mate Suzuki.

With just ten laps remaining to the race there was a leading group of just four riders; Garcia, Guevara, Sasaki and Deniz Öncü, the group had a 1.9 second lead from the rest of the field. Britain’s Scott Ogden crashed at Stoner Corner, it was a fast off but fortunately the Brit was ok.

The leading quartet were swopping positions during the final laps of the Moto3 race. Suzuki crashed out of the race with five laps to go at turn four, Foggia was down 13th place. Guevara was doing just enough to take the Moto3 2022 championship title, he needed to finish right behind his team-mate Garcia.

Izan Guevara crossed the finish line to take the victory and to take the 2022 championship title! Deniz Öncü finished in second place, Garcia finished in third place with Sasaki just missing out on a podium finish in fourth place.

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