Thirteenth place finish for Izan Guevara and DNF for Jake Dixon in the #IndianGP
Pedro Acosta has taken the victory in an eventful race in India. The Grand Prix has had to be restarted after a multiple incident on the first lap and the race has been shortened to just twelve laps. Acosta has led from the beginning and has imposed his pace until he has crossed the chequered flag with a gap of more than three seconds over Tony Arbolino, who is back on the podium after five Grands Prix. With this victory, Acosta has become the first rider in the history of the intermediate category to win in India and consolidates his status as favourite for the Moto2 title with his sixth win in thirteen races. Behind the main title contenders, Joe Roberts and Sergio García have competed in a thrilling last lap for the last step of the podium, which finally has been for the American, who achieves his first top 3 of the year.
Inde GASGAS Aspar rider Izan Guevara has returned to the points after closing the Indian Grand Prix in thirteenth place. The Spanish had had good sensations in all the dry sessions and has finished the weekend with three more points. Guevara starts the flyaway races with a step forward and hopes to keep improving next week in Japan, where he won last year in Moto3. His Inde GASGAS Aspar teammate Jake Dixon has not been able to finish the Indian Grand Prix. The British rider had started from pole position, but has lost five places in the first corner after changing his line due to a move from another rider. Dixon has kept fighting to reach the lead of the race. However, on the third lap, he has had an incident with Alonso López that has ended with both riders crashing. The British, who is still third in the standings, has returned to the track, but when he was trying to move up quickly, he has crashed again, leaving him out of the race.
13th Izan Guevara (+15.250):
“It has been a positive race. In the first one we have made a great start and in just one lap we were already fifteenth. Because of the red flag we have had to begin again from 26th place. We have had another good start and we have fought in the group to score again. We have finished the weekend with three more points and we’re happy about that.”
Jake Dixon (DNF):
“I have made two great starts, but in the second one I have lost positions because I have had to go out of the line. I have tried to move up on the first lap and when I have overtaken Alonso López, I have stopped the bike well, but I have ended up on the ground. These things happen. I’m still learning to control myself in these moments and I will not say much more about it. I have a great team, they give everything for me and I will keep fighting for them.”