Arbolino’s race was suspended for the red flag and Acosta already had a match-ball


The Italian Tony Arbolino took the victory in a race that was more survivable than the previous Moto3 and Racing Direction stopped when everyone had completed 8 laps because the weather was too severe, the Dunlop rain tires did not heat up and that causes the chain to fall off. Even the leader was not spared Pedro Acosta, in his case on the formation lap and had to start last on the grid to eventually finish ninth. With half of the points awarded, Arbolino’s victory did not serve to delay the match-ball for Acosta, who will now have his first chance at the Moto2 title next Sunday in Buriram. He will need to add 19 more points than the Italian to clinch the crown in his favour.

After a scare on turn 2, Pedro Acosta He crashed in turn 4 due to cold tires on the formation lap. With the help of the stewards, he tried to start the bike unsuccessfully while his team’s mechanics were waiting for him on the grid and they all had to ride where the championship leader was left standing. Things couldn’t have started worse for the ‘Sharks’ who were looking to leave Australia for Thailand with meatballs already in their pockets. After the bike check he had to give up his fifth place on the grid and start last, 30th, the least evil for him after his mistake. The man who sought to delay his victory by climbing the podium had better luck, Tony Arbolino, who after a scare reached his eighth place on the grid.

From the pole the great favorite Fermin Aldeguer He lost the initiative to Arón Canet and behind them Alonso López put himself in the three corners leading the race for a corner later without doing anything too much and crashed which was a wake-up call for his teammate which is Aldeguer and for Canet. The beginner Sergio Garcia He found himself at the front with a 1″ advantage over Salac and behind them Arbolino, with Acosta 24th.

On the third lap, a group led by García Dols was created with Arbolino, Salac, Lowes and Dixon behind the Castellón native. But Dols got out by the ear and shortly after Salac, Dixon and Lowes crashed out in quick succession, leaving Arbolino free, who by the fifth lap found himself 10″ ahead of Aldeguer and Acosta has moved up to eleventh position.

Arbolino continued to raise the bar to 15″ on Aldeguer on the ninth lap while Acosta, who was already ninth, had another scare. And as Arbolino, Canet and Aldeguer reached the ninth lap and the rest has at least completed The eighth Race Direction has raised the red flag “due to the weather conditions” and everyone returned to their pits to await the decision after Capirossi, driving the Safety Car, assessed the situation on the track. 2/3 so there were two options: continue it with a 6-lap sprint or give them half points. Finally they decided not to start by giving half the points. Arbolino went up, Canet and Aldeguer on the podium, Acosta was ninth and despite setbacks left Phillip Island with a bang.

Moto2 Race Classification

Source: La Verdad


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