ARAGON. Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) made history in the Aragon GP, becoming the first rider since the introduction of Moto3™ in 2012 to win eight or more races in a season – also equaling Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) and Luis Salom’s all-time victory count with nine wins in the class. Almost neck and neck over the line with eventual runner up Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) and P3 finisher Enea Bastianini (Estrella Galicia 0,0), the Majorcan also increased his lead in the Championship once again – and once again did it in style.
Martin took fourth to head Canet over the line, with John McPhee (British Talent Team) taking sixth after moving through the group in the latter stages. Marcos Ramirez (Platinum Bay Real Estate) moved up to seventh in a solid ride, just ahead of a stunning race for wildcard Dennis Foggia (Sky Junior Team VR46 Riders Academy). Foggia – the current FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship leader – qualified on the second row and repeated his impressive performance in the race to take P8.
Philipp Oettl (Südmetall Schedl GP Racing) crossed the line in ninth a few tenths back, with Championship challenger Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) completing the top ten after a more difficult weekend to follow up his stunning win at Misano. Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46) was just behind his compatriot and crossed the line in eleventh, with Juanfran Guevara (RBA BOE Racing Team) in P12.
Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) just beat Nicolo Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR46) to the line for thirteenth, with Adam Norrodin (SIC Racing Team) bouncing back from a crash in qualifying to complete the points.
Manuel Pagliani: 23rd
"Silverstone and Misano were very positive weekends so I was full charged for Aragon; unfortunately it has been a difficult weekend. The feeling with the bike was not good also during qualifying so I had start from the back of the grid. I had a good start and some good laps at the beginning of the race but than I had two contacts with other riders and I had to rejoin from the back. I was able to gain some positions and I finish 23rd. I'm happy that I was able to have a good pace at the end."