The Austrian Grand Prix of 2018 will be remembered for an incredible feat of human endurance by Jorge Martin, who returned from a broken wrist just a week ago in Brno and despite having undergone surgery, qualified second and finished third in the Moto3 race. The Spanish rider conceded just nine points to race winner Marco Bezzecchi, who extended his championship lead to twelve. Jaume Masià and Angel Nieto Team driver Albert Arenas, formed a group of four riders who controlled the race until Enea Bastianini and Lorenzo dalla Porta arrived for the final battle, Bastianini making it through to second, only four tenths off the victory.
Eight tenths of a second separated Albert Arenas from the podium positions in the Austrian Grand Prix. The Angel Nieto Team rider has enjoyed a great weekend, starting today from the front row of the grid for the first time in his career. Arenas made a great start and rode in the top four for much of the race. Only in the end, when two other rivals arrived to the group, did he lose some positions, although he fought until the last corner to take fourth place.
4th Albert Arenas:
“I have learned a lot in today’s race, although it is clear that I would have liked to finish on the podium, but we are in a good way and it’s time to improve from here. Today I have lived two very different parts of the race. At the beginning I had to hold with the group and consolidate our position after the good job we did this weekend. Then, towards the end, we were still in the fight and there were options to get a great result, but I went to the limit and I had a couple of scary moments. Anyway, I did not stop pushing and I passed a rider in the last corner to take fourth and add a few more points.”
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