Ninth for Izan Guevara and DNF for Jake Dixon in #ThaiGP
Fermín Aldeguer has taken victory in the Thai Grand Prix after a race in which he has been able to set the pace he had shown throughout the weekend. The Spanish rider started from pole position and has led the 21 laps of a race that has been disputed in dry conditions, but in which a few drops have fallen before the start. With this victory, Aldeguer achieves his second win of the year and gets revenge for the Australian Grand Prix, where he could not get the victory despite being the strongest in all the sessions.
Pedro Acosta has finished second, more than three tenths off. The Moto2 leader has achieved one of the conditions he needed to become world champion. However, Tony Arbolino has ended up fourth and has saved the first match ball. With three Grands Prix to go, Acosta has an advantage of 63 points over the Italian and will have another great opportunity to take the title in Malaysia. Somkiat Chantra has completed the podium and now has one win and two podiums on the flyaway races.
Inde GASGAS Aspar rider Izan Guevara smiles again and repeats in the top 10 after achieving it in Australia one week ago. The Spanish started from seventeenth on the grid, but on the first lap he has had a contact with another rider and has moved down to the 26th place. However, Guevara has shown once again that it is in the difficult moments where the best riders appear and he has moved up to finish ninth. The current Moto3 world champion has enjoyed again on the bike and faces the final part of the championship with the ambition to keep getting results like this one. His teammate Jake Dixon had only been able to complete four laps before suffering a heavy crash when he was in seventh place. The British rider has gone to the hospital in Buriram, where a CAT scan and an MRI have ruled out any possible injury.
9th Izan Guevara (+19.798):
“It has been a positive race, although I have had a contact with another rider in the third corner and I have lost a lot of places. I have had had to fight from almost the last position, but I knew that I had a good pace and I was able to move up. In the end we have finished ninth and we have shown that we never give up. Little by little we are building a base with which we can improve and that is very important. We are coming home with a smile and looking forward to the next Grand Prix.”
Jake Dixon (DNF):
“The team had done a great job because the set-up of the bike had improved from qualifying. I was feeling good in the race, but unfortunately, when I have braked, I have not left enough room with Vietti and we have crashed. I thought I could brake earlier, but everything has happened very quick. I would like to apologise to him and his team. I would also like to apologise to my team, because they had managed to get the bike ready to fight.”