Moto3 Catalunya, Race: Enea Bastianini scores his first 2018 win

After his first pole position in 2018, Enea Bastianini managed to grab also his first win the current season. The Leopard Racing Italian fought very hard in the pack after a bad start and finally he crossed the line in first place after a hectic race, followed by Marco Bezzecchi and Gabriel Rodrigo. At the end of the race the whole top 3 dedicated the result to Andreas Pérez (the rider who died last Sunday in CEV). Furthermore, Bastianini dedicated his win also to Bryan Toccaceli, Italian MX rider who’s recovering from a bad injury.

But what about Martín? The Spaniard went first after a good start and then he got away together with Tatsuki Suzuki. While riders such as Darryn Binder, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Kazuki Masaki and Marcos Ramirez crashed out, Martín and “Tatsu” led the race with a good advantage on the rest. But with 13 laps to go, something unexpected happened: Martín crashed by mistake at Turn 9 and so his dreams vanished.

Suzuki remained alone in first place, but then he was joined by the big group led by Bastianini. After that the gap was bridged, we saw a huge crash at Turn 4 involving Nicolò Bulega, Albert Arenas and Aron Canet, the latter being taken to Medical Centre. Just few minutes later, Andrea Migno and Jaume Masiá crashed as well, due to Masiá’s mistake.

Since also Ayumu Sasaki crashed (but on his own), the leading group reduced from 11 to 5 riders and finally Bastianini won in front of Marco Bezzecchi and Gabriel Rodrigo, the latter ranking third just 3 milliseconds behind the championship leader. Fourth place for John McPhee, followed by Tatsuki Suzuki and Alonso Lopez (who later lost two positions, due to a penalty). Kaito Toba, Fabio Di Giannantonio (who ranked 8th after a great comeback, from 26th position), Dennis Foggia and wild card Raul Fernández closed the top 10.

Final results


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