Monday, December 4, 2023

Fermín Aldeguer, winner of Moto2 2023 at the Sepang circuit

The third position on the podium, after an intense final fight with the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex), it was for the also Spanish Marcos Ramirez (Kalex).

Aldeguer did not fail at the start, in which he left like a flash ahead of Pedro Acosta (Kalex), who despite starting sixth was already second in the third corner and just in the previous one, another Spaniard crashed , Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex), after touching Aldeguer to try to gain position from him.

The superiority of Fermín Aldeguer was evident from the first lap, in which he already achieved a one-second advantage over his immediate pursuer and in it the Spaniard was already warned Aron Canet (Kalex) who could comply with the “long lap” penalty imposed on him for falling in training when yellow flags were waving for the Italian’s fall Celestino Vietti (Kalex).

The Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex), the only driver who could take the title from Pedro Acosta, showed very quickly the nerves that gripped him throughout the race, because in turn nine of the second lap the Italian “snuck in” under braking and touched the back of both to the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex) and Arón Canet.

Arbolino returned to the race, after avoiding the fall, in twenty-fourth position in that second lap, practically leaving the way clear for Pedro Acosta to win the world title, and in the next lap the Italian Celestino Vietti and the Spanish Izan Guevara (Kalex), Moto3 world champion in 2022.

In that same turn, the third, it was announced that the mishap in the first round between Fermín Aldeguer and Manuel González was under investigation by career direction, when the first already had almost three seconds of advantage over his immediate pursuer, the Spanish Acosta, who with that result was mathematically proclaimed world champion.

Canet completed the “long lap” on the fourth lap and, in it, lost six positions to return fourteenth, although on the next lap he crashed in turn two, and in another area of ​​the circuit he crashed. his teammate, also Spanish Sergio García Dols (Kalex) and Kohta Nozane (Kalex), in turn nine.

The race, scheduled for 17 laps, was practically doomed before reaching the halfway point, with Aldeguer, Acosta and Marcos Ramírez alone in the first three places, with a chasing group of three other drivers made up of the Spaniard Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro), the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex) and the British Jake Dixon (Kalex).

The positions of Fermín Aldeguer and Pedro Acosta were not in danger at any time during the race, but in the case of Marcos Ramírez had to be “applied thoroughly” to prevent the chasing trio from catching up with him, in which Ai Ogura’s overtaking of Alonso López led to a change of pace that put his first podium in the Moto2 category at risk.

Ogura closed the gap with Ramírez at a rate of two tenths of a second per lap, so except for an error by the Spaniard, his first podium in the category I was not in dangerwith just four laps left.

But the Japanese couldn’t beat Marcos Ramírez, who stood on the podium for the first time in the Moto2 category, behind Fermín Aldeguer and a “plethoric“Pedro Acosta, who added his second world title.

The Italian Tony Arbolino finished tenth, also surpassed by Ai Ogura, Jake Dixon, Somkiat Chantra, Sam Lowes, Joe Roberts and Albert Arenas.


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