Juanfran Guevara finally gets points reward at Sepang

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The most frenetic and aggressive race of the Moto3 season took place today at Sepang. With the championship potentially due to be decided there was high tension and high drama to go along with the high temperatures, as Jack Miller closed the gap to Alex Márquez to just eleven points with one round remaining.

The start of the race was reminiscent of the Czech Republic round, when sixteen riders battled to the finish for the win, but eventually a breakaway group was formed by Miller, Márquez, Vázquez and Rins. In a combative race the podium order was anybody’s guess but in the end it was the experienced Vázquez who took the win from Miller and Rins as just twenty riders made the finish.

Despite showing his best form of the season in the last two Grands Prix MAPFRE Aspar youngster Juanfran Guevara came away empty handed from both Japan and Australia after crashing in both races.

Thankfully today he was able to make it through a punishing race to claim valuable points. After starting from nineteenth place and making up several positions on the early laps, the Spaniard was able to deal with the suffocating conditions and the rapid tyre wear as he negotiated his way through a crash-strewn race to make the finish.

11th Juanfran Guevara:
“The team told me to try and keep my composure out there today. We knew a lot of riders would crash or break down so I just had to stay strong and make it the finish whatever happened. It was a very tough race and to be honest I was struggling at the end. I got a good start and got involved with a fast group over the opening laps, but then I didn’t have the feeling to push any harder after that. The high temperatures and the humidity really make it tough on the bike and the rider here but I tried to keep a consistent pace and push to the end. I gained some good experience from the fight at the start and I managed my condition and the tyre to make it to the end. I’m satisfied to take home five points and finish the flyaway races in a positive way. It is nice to pay the team back with a result.”

Source: Aspar Media

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