Joan Mir has one hand on the Moto3 title after scoring his eighth victory of the season in Aragon. Mir left it late to make his mark on the front pack, emerging over the final few laps to overcome Fabio di Giannantonio, Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin to take a win that leaves him 80 points clear of Romano Fenati, tenth today, with Aron Canet a further 98 points back. With just a hundred points available, Mir could be crowned champion at the Japanese Grand Prix.
After starting from the back of the grid due to a penalty, Lorenzo dalla Porta’s comeback at Motorland ended with a crash. The Mahindra Pull&Bear Aspar rider had made it up to the top twenty when he lost the rear and fell, hurting his ankle, although a visit to the medical centre ruled out any injuries. His teammate Albert Arenas fought throughout today’s race with vibrations on the bike that he already felt yesterday, which prevented him from making much progress from the seventh row of the grid.
27th Albert Arenas:
“It has been a strange end to a difficult weekend during which we have not managed to be fast or comfortable. From the third free practice I started to feel vibrations in the bike and it was no better in the race. I tried to fight to the end with the problem and focus on riding. We’ll see what has happened, but now it’s time to get ready for the Asian trip.”
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