The Moto3 class continues to provide surprises, and in the aftermath of the Catalan GP there is still no runaway leader in the class. Jorge Martín, who started the year with two victories from the first three races, crashed out, as did Arón Canet and MRW Ángel Nieto Team rider Andrea Migno. Marco Bezzecchi took advantage of the situation and, although he started from ninth position, managed to get on the podium in Barcelona, just behind racewinner Enea Bastianini. Gabriel Rodrigo was third, only three thousandths of a second back.
The MRW Ángel Nieto Team’s regular riders were unable to finish the crash-filled Catalan GP. Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas, who had taken off from the sixth and seventh rows of the grid, recovered ground early on to join the lead group. However, neither of them were able to take the chequered flag: Arenas was involved in an incident with six laps remaining, when he was in the seventh position.
Albert Arenas (DNF):
“It was a pity that we didn’t finish the race. We were in the lead group fighting for the podium. I stepped out of Canet’s slipstream at Turn 3, very fast, and I decided to make my move at the next corner. Once I hit the brakes I couldn’t stop the bike, I saw that he was coming in and I couldn’t avoid contact. Our lines crossed and it went wrong. I feel bad about Bulega, who went down with us, because he was not to blame, and I also feel bad not to have finished the race at home. In any case, I am happy with the step forward we have taken and with how we are consolidating ourselves among the best riders. I have a slightly inflamed eye from the fall and I feel sad, but tomorrow will be another day and we will start thinking about the next race.”
- Ciabatti: "Correct direction is to keep it like it is"
- Speed Up lead incredibly tight Moto2™ FP3
- Rins fastest, top 10 within 0.4 in stunning FP3
- Canet sets new outright lap record to top Moto3™ FP3
- Best photos: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya
- Rins pleased with rhythm despite P11
- Rossi enjoys "better feelings" on Friday in Barcelona
- The race for the 2019 MotoGP™ eSport Championship starts now