Bigger title advantage for Albert Arenas after seventh in #AragonGP
It was a fight of five and, for one thing or another, in the end it turned into a battle between eight riders. The Moto3 race of the Aragon Grand Prix had Albert Arenas, Darryn Binder, Romano Fenati, Raúl Fernández and Tatsuki Suzuki as the first candidates for victory after a few first laps in which they have achieved an advantage of between two and three seconds over the second group. However, the riders behind have tried hard to reach them and in the end they have succeeded. The victory went to one of these riders, Jaume Masiá, who on the fifth lap was 2.7 seconds behind the lead and in the end achieved his first victory of the season. With him on the podium, he had South African Darryn Binder and Raúl Fernández.
Albert Arenas closes the Aragon grand prix with a bigger advantage in the standings, with 12+1 points over Ai Ogura after being seventh in today’s race. The Solunion Aspar Team rider competed with the leading group, which initially consisted of five riders and at the last laps had eight. The Spaniard was fourth in the last corner, but was overtaken by three more riders per slipstream. Arenas crossed the finish line 396 thousandths behind Masiá and three hundredths from fourth, but with this result he increased his lead as Ai Ogura was fourteenth, Celestino Vietti finished ninth and Tony Arbolino was unable to compete in Aragon.
Stefano Nepa has completed the Aragon grand prix outside the points, for the first time since the Qatar race. The Italian finished twenty-third in a race in which he fell short of the front groups despite his good pace. The bigger speed of the front riders has surprised the Solunion Aspar Team rider, who is aiming to regain the points positions next week at the Teruel Grand Prix.
7th Albert Arenas (+0.396):
“It was a very fast race, I had a good time, but it was a shame at the end, because I came fourth in the last corner, but they passed me in the slipstream. In the group there were riders who had nothing to lose. The tyres were already at the limit and the idea of not making any mistakes weighed heavily. We learn from this race, we continue ahead, without making mistakes, and I’m happy with the work we are doing.”
23rd Stefano Nepa (+21,520):
“It was a difficult race; the result was not good. We have come a long way from the first, it was difficult for me to stay attached to them, especially in the first laps. I gave my all, the pace was not bad, but those in front were still faster and it was not enough. I want to thank the team, who have done a great job: from Friday to today we have improved a lot not only in times but also in feelings; also to my family, to the sponsors, and to those who support me.”