Moto3 Argentina, Race: First World Championship win for Marco Bezzecchi

A mind-blowing race in Argentina sees Marco Bezzecchi leading from the very beginning until the very last minute, winning his first Moto3 race. On the podium Canet and Di Giannantonio too.

The race turned into a fight against harsh weather conditions for the Moto3 riders, with each rider making different choices in terms of tires. This peculiar situation allowed Marco Bezzecchi to take the lead immediately after the beginning of the race, maintaining a solid first position until the end leaving all opponents far behind. This was his first World Championship victory. The final battle for the other two positions on the podium was between Aron Canet (a new world championship leader) and Fabio Di Giannantonio. The Spanish rider won but many others fell during the race.

Only part of the track was dry while most of it was still wet because of the rain that has been falling for the whole weekend. In these adverse weather conditions, all riders decided to kick off the Argentinian Moto3 race using wet-weather tyres, except the polemen Arbolino and Ramirez, who decided to take their risks on slicks, and Nakarin Atiratphuvpat, who decided to start off with a front rain-tyre and a back slick-tyre. After the warm-up lap both Martin and Oettl went back to their pits to change tyres, using the dry-weather ones for the rest of the race.

Marco Bezzecchi showed us an outstanding start, that allowed him to maintain a large margin on his opponents Bastianini, Rodrigo, Di Giannantonio, Norrodin, Canet and Masia for the entire race. Two riders fell right after the beginning, Tatsuki Suzuki (Turn 8) and rookie Makar Yurchenko (Turn 5); afterward the still-recovering Albert Arenas also fell, and even Jaume Masia who touched Di Giannantonio, who was right in front of him fighting for the podium. The race ended earlier for Dennis Foggia who managed to stay in the top 6 until a crash prevented him from finishing the race.

Marco Bezzecchi managed to get his first World Championship win in a race that was very hard to handle, but the young PrüstelGP rider kept his leading position from the starting grid until the chequered flag. Together with him on the podium, there are Aron Canet and Fabio Di Giannantonio who showed us an amazing final duel, while Enea Bastianini arrived 4th ahead of Adam Norrodin and rookie Alonso Lopez. Lorenzo Dalla Porta ended 7th right before Niccolò Antonelli, while the last positions in the top 10 have been taken by Gabriel Rodrigo and the poleman Tony Arbolino, followed by Qatar’s winner Jorge Martin (who set the best lap time in 1:55.968). Here you have the other Italians’ positions: Andrea Migno arrived 13th, while both Sky Racing VR46 riders had to drop out, with Bulega retired and Foggia out for a crash.

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Author: Diana Tamantini

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