Alex Marquez 2nd, Alex Rins 4th in chaotic but thrilling Aragon GP

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Sunday at Aragon saw a change in the Moto3 overall standings thanks to Alex Marquez’ second place finish. The Repsol rider holds an 11-point lead over Jack Miller, who crashed on the opening laps after an incident involving both riders.

Alex Rins, who led in the early stages of the race, crossed the finish line in fourth place after making a mistake but cuts two further points from the difference in the overall standings. He is now 18 behind his teammate, with 4 races remaining and 100 points up for grabs .

The sun and warm temperatures of the past three days gave way to rain and lower temperatures on race day. The Moto3 race became a lottery, with a progressively drying track providing difficult conditions.

Both Repsol Moto3 riders were able to manage the circumstances well, and Marquez fought to the finish line for the victory, finally placing second behind Romano Fenati. Rins finished fourth after making a few saves in very tricky spots.

The next Moto3 round –the Japanese Grand Prix– will be held in two weeks at Motegi.

Alex Rins – 4th – at 11.631 sec.
“I think today I had the possibility of being in the front group to try to win or get a podium, but we had a racing incident at Turn 1 and I came out badly from it, running straight on. However, we are closer than ever to the top, 18 points behind. Although I never want another rider to crash, we have moved a little closer with Miller’s fall. We have been boosted before the flyaway rounds.”

Alex Marquez – 2nd – at 0.057 sec.
“Today’s race was difficult. At first we were a little scared because it was so easy to fall on the parts of the circuit that were wetter. I tried to stay focused at all times but I made some mistakes and went a little wide on some corners. On the last corner Fenati was very fast, whilst I lost a bit of grip on the rear wheel and could not pass him. I think the twenty points from today are very important. Regarding what happened with Miller: I passed him on the inside, rode my line on the dry bit of track and felt contact halfway into the corner. I didn’t know what had happened because I was focused on keeping to my line. I think that what happened was a racing incident.”

Source: Repsol Media

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