Moto3 Austin, Race: Compelling victory for Jorge Martin, Bastianini and Bezzecchi on podium

Jorge Martin kicked off from the pole position and won the race, demonstrating his predominance in the last minutes. The rest of the podium fell into Italian hands, with Bastianini 2nd and Bezzecchi 3rd.

As usual, Moto3 gave us a contended race up until a few rounds before the chequered flag, when Jorge Martin initiated a winning strategy and got a good margin to conquer his second victory of the season. This result also makes him the leader of the World Championship ranking. The main Italian characters in the race were Enea Bastianini and Marco Bezzecchi, both on the podium. To be cheered also Andrea Migno’s 4th position (a great one, considering the difficult start due to other riders’ falls) and Fabio Di Giannantonio 5th.

When the semaphore went off both Martin and his teammate Di Giannantonio promptly kicked off, together with the World Champion Canet. But Ramirez, Norrodin, Toba, and Masia fell down in Turn 1 (a short impact between Rodring and one of them generated the drop-down crash) and three of them had to pull back. Sometime later, the Italian rider Antonelli also saw his race compromised by a fall. He crashed with rookie Lopez, who was ahead of him and had to start again from the rear. Bulega got another 0, starting 21st and falling eleven rounds before the end of the race.

The large group of riders fighting for the win at the beginning of the race rapidly decreased to twelve (Rookie Foggia was initially fighting too; Kornfeil and Migno started around 20th but performed a great come back): Bezzecchi, Martin, Di Giannantonio, Oettl, and Bastianini were the wildest podium’s fighters. A few rounds before the end the pole-man took the lead, trying (and managing) to maintain a safety margin between him and his trackers: that’s how Jorge Martin won the race, achieving also the head of the World Championship ranking. Aron Canet under-the-weather race helped, leaving him 8th.

But there are two more Italian riders on the podium: Enea Bastianini finished 2nd and Marco Bezzecchi 3rd, a few thousandths ahead of fellow countrymen Andrea Migno and Fabio Di Giannantonio. We witnessed a great Italian final battle, lasting until the chequered flag. Phillip Oettl arrived 6th followed by Jakub Kornfeil and Canet, while Tatsuki Suzuki and Livio Loi got the last positions in the top 10.

Here the other Italians’ positions: Dennis Foggia, fighting for the podium at the beginning of the race, moved back to 16th, Lorenzo Dalla Porta arrived 18th, Tony Arbolino 20th and Niccolò Antonelli closed in the back.

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