Superb sixth for recovering Jorge Martin at Aragon
Brad Binder wrapped up the Moto3 World Championship at the first time of asking today, taking the second place he needed behind Jorge Navarro, today’s race winner by just three hundredths of a second.
During the race it looked unlikely that Motorland Aragón would be the scene of Binder’s crowning glory as a group of ten riders battled for the win and with title contender Enea Bastianini in great form. However, a small mistake from Mahindra Gaviota Aspar rider Jorge Martín, who was lapping in fifth, allowed the front four to make a break and fight it out for a victory that finally went to Navarro, his second of the season after Barcelona in June.
Binder was the biggest winner as he wrapped up a championship that has looked his since the fourth round at Jerez, when he took the win from the back of the grid.
Mahindra Gaviota Aspar rider Jorge Martín produced one of the best races of his career so far at Aragón, despite only just returning from injury.
The Spaniard started from tenth on then grid but forced his way into the lead group and battled throughout the race for a podium position. However, a small mistake just five laps from the end saw him lose touch with the leaders and lose his chance to fight for the win.
The Mahindra Gaviota Aspar youngster now has 46 points from the last five races and is up to fourteenth position in the championship.
6th Jorge Martín:
“We are doing a great job in this second half of the season and today’s race went better than we expected. I knew that I could run with the front group from the start but I thought that the tyre performance would drop in the later stages. As it turned out I was able to stay up there. The team have done an incredible job, the bike was perfect. It was just a shame that I made a small mistake in the ‘corkscrew’ and lost almost a second because I lost contact with the front positions. I am happy with my pace in the race and with the final position and now I am looking forward for the ‘flyaways’ to start.”
Source: Aspar Media