Career-best 11th for Juanfran Guevara at Austin

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The Australian national anthem rung out for the second Moto3 round in succession today as Jack Miller added to his opening-race victory in Qatar with another win in Texas.

Miller made an early break from pole, chased only by Vázquez, and the pair had a two second gap over the field by the time they crossed the line for the first time.

Márquez eventually closed the gap to make a group of three and with five laps to go Fenati joined the party to make for an exciting finale that saw Miller come out on top ahead of the Italian and Vázquez.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Juanfran Guevara took to the grid looking to make up for a frustrating start to the season in Losail, and starting from a best ever grid position of thirteenth he made up two positions on the first lap.

The young Spaniard continued his charge up to eighth place but from the fourteenth lap his tyre performance dropped and some front-end chatter ultimately cost him positions on the final lap.

However, eleventh place represents his career best finish so far and his first five World Championship points.

11th Juanfran Guevara:
“Last year I didn’t score any points all season and this year we have picked up five in the second race. I am happy because it’s my best result in the championship and we finished not too far off the front group. We have struggled this weekend to get comfortable with the front end, I just didn’t have the same feeling with it as Qatar. All things considered, to come away from here with eleventh place means that when we go to circuits where the bike is working we can aim much higher. We have to take the positives and keep moving forward step by step. I got a pretty decent start in the race but got a bit distracted in the early laps. I tried to hold my position to the end but as the tyres wore down I suffered from chatter and got passed by a bunch of riders in the last sector. I am just as happy with the result as I am with the work we have done here.”

Source: Aspar Media

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