Japanese rider’s emotional victory at Misano continues a record-breaking year in the lightweight class
Tatsuki Suzuki’s stunning Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli victory for SIC58 Squadra Corse at the GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini saw the number of different Moto3™ 2019 winners rise to double figures.
Suzuki seals emotional Moto3™ win: hear from the top three! 15/09/2019
“I was crying in my helmet”, admits the SIC58 Squadra Corse rider, who overcame a bruising last lap tussle with McPhee and Arbolino
It’s already a record-breaking season in terms of different winners in an incredible Moto3™ season, but 10 victors from 13 races indicates just how tightly contested the lightweight class is. And there are plenty of other potential race winners, so it won’t come as any sort of surprise to see that number rise. Two of those, rookie Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) and Andrea Migno (WWR) crashed out of the battle for P1 on the last lap at Misano…
In terms of the Championship standings, Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) was able to extend his lead over Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) after the Spaniard suffered cruel luck, his KTM suffering an issue while Canet was in the battle for the lead. 22 points are the difference heading to MotorLand Aragon this weekend and while the duo have been the standout riders this season – arguably alongside Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) – Dalla Porta has just one win to his name, that coming at the Sachsenring, with Canet scoring two victories in America and the Czech Republic.
It’s the pair’s consistency that has seen them climb to the top two positions in the Championship, with third place Arbolino claiming two wins so far – Mugello and Assen – as the Italian sits just eight points adrift of Canet. Fourth in the Championship Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) is another to have tallied two wins, those coming in Barcelona and Silverstone, with Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) picking up one win at Jerez.
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John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing), a podium finisher at Misano, took his 2019 win at Le Mans, while Jaume Masia (WWR) claimed victory in Argentina. Suzuki’s win saw him jump to P9 in the overall standings, the Japanese rider leapfrogged Red Bull Ring winner Romano Fenati (VNE Snipers) in the Championship after the Italian suffered a left scaphoid fracture at Misano. Qatar GP star Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia) sits 16th in the Championship, the Japanese rider unable to build on that stunning opening round win so far.
So those are your current Moto3™ 2019 winners. With six rounds to go, there’s no reason why others can’t join that list. Aragon is next, who will prevail there as the title race enters a crucial stage.
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