Aron Canet replicated the feat of his compatriot Jorge Martín at the Grand Prix of Aragón last year, taking today’s Moto3 win from pole position by more than four seconds over second place.
His main title rival Lorenzo dalla Porta got caught up in the chasing group and had to settle for eleventh place, a result that brings Canet to within two points of the Italian at the top of the championship, whilst Tony Arbolino remains third – 29 points adrift. The podium at Motorland was completed by Japanese rider Ai Ogura and Italy’s Dennis Foggia.
Aiuken Ángel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas returned to the points positions at the Grand Prix of Aragón, fighting in the group for second position. Arenas scored an important eighth place in the end, picking up points and building his confidence ahead of a challenge for the podium in the upcoming ‘flyaway’ races.
His teammate Raúl Fernández finished outside the points in 21st position, the same position the Spaniard started from before losing five positions on the opening laps. After that he was able to recover and even fought in the group for sixteenth place. The next appointment for the Aiuken Ángel Nieto Team is the Grand Prix of Thailand on in the first week of October.
8th Albert Arenas:
“I am happy with this result, we know what our potential is and what we are lacking in order to be on the podium, so we are going to work to fix it. We have proved we can be consistent and we have to keep learning and keep working. Now it is important to have some rest for a few days and get ready for some good tracks for us.”
21st Raúl Fernández:
“It was a tough race and a tough weekend. We have struggled to find a way forward over the last two rounds, we have not been at 100%. I made a dreadful start, dropped back one or two rows, and then managed to make some positions up, but not enough. I was lacking in acceleration and as always I have to get on the gas early to pick up a slipstream, which then takes his toll on the tyres.”
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