CEV Moto3, Jerez, Race 2: Sergio García wins ahead of Ogura, Pagliani 3rd

Sergio García managed to win at the chequered flag, crossing the finish line 1st just ahead of Ai Ogura, Manuel Pagliani and Race 1 winner Yuki Kunii.

The FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship weekend ends with a hard-fought battle among 4 riders: Sergio García eventually managed to win Race 2, just 27 thousandths ahead of Ai Ogura, while the 3rd place went to Manuel Pagliani and got a few points more than the championship leader Raúl Fernández. The latter finished 5th but he can still count on his 32 points more than the Italian rival.

The poleman García kicked off amazingly, but the same can be said of some other riders, Ogura, Kunii, Pagliani and Deniz Öncü, who wanted to keep up with the Spanish rider. These five riders managed to break free from the rest of the group and left gained tenths from the following rivals led by Fernández. Booth-Amos slipped but managed to re-enter the competition. The same can’t be said of the very unlucky Malaysian rider Ikmal and Viu. Both riders crashed in two different accidents and had to withdraw together with many others. Around 10 laps before the end, Fernández managed to create a large group leading 10 other riders toward the front and reducing the distance from the five riders heading the race. But this large group soon started to fall apart, leaving just 6 riders fighting for the best positions, followed by Tatay and Salač.

The final battle was between García, Kunii, Ogura and Pagliani. The latter had just started to run away when he made a mistake that allowed his rivals to shorten his advantage. The actual winner of today’s Moto3 Race 2 has been decided at the photo finish: Sergio García won over Ai Ogura and Manuel Pagliani. Yuki Kunii got the 4th place ahead of the current head of the ranking Raúl Fernández and of Deniz Öncü. Carlos Tatay finished 7th followed by Filip Salač, while Ryusei Yamanaka closed another race in top 10 (9th this time) ahead of Can Öncü.

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