CEV Moto3 Aragón, Race: Photofinish victory for Raúl Fernández, Alcoba and Can Öncü on podium

We saw an emotional race for the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship at Aragón, with the fight for the victory decided only at the chequered flag. The winner is Raúl Fernández, who also gains a lot of point in the general ranking on main rival Manuel Pagliani, who crashed at the beginning of the race. Jeremy Alcoba is second, while Can Öncü gets his first podium of the season.

We must notice that Ieraci, who qualified in 8th, started from the back of the grid for some technical issues on his bike during the warm up lap. Baltus, Sergio García and Fernández realized a great start, but there are also two accidents: the first is between De Vits, Kevin Orgis, Ruiz and Rossi, while the second is with Yurchenko causing the crash for Pagliani. It’s a first important twist for the championship, as the Italian rider is forced to retire. Right after Kawakami stopped out of the track for a technical problem on his bike, while on the track Baltus got a highside and caused also Yurchenko’s crash.

After all these turns of events, we find three riders on top, Sergio García, Fernández e Alcoba, while for the fourth place there are five riders, with Vietti ahead of Ogura, Öncü twins and Viu. Tatay got a penalty for jump start and is forced to do a ride through, but we also see an accident between José Júlian García and Riu, both forced to retire. In the last part of the race the first two groups connected again: we’ll have a great battle for the victory until the end of the race.

Only at the chequered flag we know the name of the winner: Raúl Fernández manages to cross the finish line first, closely followed by rivals Jeremy Alcoba, Can Öncü, Ai Ogura and Celestino Vietti Ramus, with Sergio García sixth ahead of Deniz Öncü and Aleix Viu. Filip Salač and Yari Montella completed the top ten.

The final ranking

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