Aron Canet and Alonso Lopez contested the Australian GP on Sunday morning at Phillip Island, and the Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders put in an excellent showing in what was a wild penultimate race of the season. Track temperature was 33ºC and the skies were clear for a dry race, after rain had affected proceedings over previous days.
After finishing second in the warmup, Aron Canet started from fourteenth and was prepared to move up the order. Fifth on Lap 11, Canet later reached the top three in a group consisting of more than 15 riders. A pass under a yellow flag meant he had to relinquish two places, dropping down to eleventh, but he was back up to the front with five laps remaining and attempted to escape. Unfortunately, the battle for a slipstream on the final lap led to him crossing the finish line in sixth position. Canet remains sixth in the World Championship standings with 128 points.
The next Moto3 World Championship race will be the Malaysian Grand Prix on November 4th, at the Sepang International Circuit.
“I had a better race than recent ones. I scored points after fighting in a very large and tough group. In races like this, sixth position is very positive because I had gone four races without any points. , Nevertheless, the feeling is bittersweet because throughout the weekend I had the pace to fight for the victory; In the end, sixth place doesn’t leave me completely satisfied. In races like this, you’re not following a strategy. I managed to take the lead, but with the slipstreams it was not possible to maintain the position. It was a fun race, but it would have been much more so if we had finished on the podium.”