TERMAS DE RIO HONDO. Masia masters Termas to claim maiden Moto3™ victory Jaume Masia (Bester Capital Dubai) has won his first ever Moto3™ race after taking a sensational win at the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina, the Spaniard holding off Darryn Binder (CIP Green Power) and maiden podium position finisher Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) as the lightweight class treated us to yet another unbelievable race long scrap.
Antonelli crossed the line fourth, with Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing) earning a top five for his best Moto3™ result. Rodrigo held it together and had to take P6. After being forced wide on the final lap at Turn 5, Dalla Porta came across the line in seventh, with fellow Italian Foggia earning an eighth place in Argentina. Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing), a race leader at one point, settled for P9 as Qatar GP winner Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia) closed out the top ten.
Jaume Masia: P1
"Wooow, this can’t be real, this can’t be true... I have no words, I am just feeling like if it is just a dream and I am about to wake up. All these years, all the effort, travels, circuits... and finally this. Simpy amazing. Thank you all, thanks to everyone who now and in the past has helped me. This gives me more strength to keep on going, I don’t want to wake up!"
Tony Arbolino: P3
"I am very happy for this podium, I have been waiting it for a long time and today I was feeling good. We worked well for the whole weekend and after Qatar, which was a difficult race for me, I worked hard. At the last lap when I have been overtaken, I thought for a moment that everything was lost but then I braked hard, opened the gas and got the podium,. I thank the team for the work done and even Romano as, after Qatar, he helped me a lot."
Lorenzo Dalla Porta: P7
"I’ve suffered a lot, both in the straight and in braking points. At the end of the race my tyres were good in comparison to my rivals and I’ve tried to push. I though I could get the podium but another rider has pushed me to the outside and I’ve gone wide. It’s been a shame as I could have gotten a podium position. Anyway, I’m second on the standings and this is positive. I will arrive to Austin with the aim of winning, as every week. We have everything to do it so we will try. Many thanks to the team, they’ve done a good job".