CEV Moto3 Valencia, Race 2: Raul Fernandez wins, Pagliani 2nd

The race had to be stopped just a few moments after the start because of Sergio Garcia’s terrible accident. After the restart, Raul Fernandez triumphs over Manuel Pagliani and Ai Ogura.

Valencia races’ weekend ends with Raul Fernandez victory in Race 2, a very problematic race that had to be interrupted because of an accident occurred to the winner of Race 1, Sergio Garcia, who had to be taken to the Medical Center immediately. Manuel Pagliani is also on the podium, narrowly 2nd ahead of Ai Ogura. The other Italians in the top 10 are Davide Pizzoli and Riccardo Rossi.

When the light went off, Viu, Vietti, and Pagliani performed excellent kickoffs. It wasn’t a good day for Anthony Groppi who was determined to do better after a difficult Race 1 but experienced technical issues right before the start and had to go back to pit lane. Just a few moments after, here you are a multiple-riders hit: one rider in particular (Sergio Garcia, winner of Race 1) was hit by Yari Montella, just behind him, so that the Spanish rider fell in the middle of the track. An inevitable red flag suspended the race to allow first aid.

After a long break, riders had to begin a complicated restarting process that led to a short 12 laps sprint race. Viu, Vietti, and Pagliani immediately went back to their leading positions. Ieraci didn’t have a good start this time, he fell during the first rounds and had already got a 0 in Race 1. Montella also kicked off amazingly, despite being in the pit lane because of the hit’s damages to his bike. The situation didn’t last long though, because both the poleman and Vietti fell (this time separately) and were forced to abandon the race.

Raul Fernandez got the winning sprint, imposing a fast-pace and leaving a large group of opponents a good number of seconds behind. The Angel Nieto Team rider won, but there is something Italian on the podium too thanks to Manuel Pagliani, 2nd ahead of Ai Ogura. Yuki Kunii didn’t make it to the podium, but he finished ahead of Somkiat Chantra and the Italians Davide Pizzoli and Riccardo Rossi; Vicente Perez arrived 8th followed by Gerard Riu and Charlie Nesbitt.

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