CANET CONQUERS TEXAS
Aron Canet seels a dramatic last lap victory in the Moto3 category at the Grand Prix of the Americas.
Rookie, Raul Fernandez, rocketed from the line to spearhead the lightweight class into turn one. However, it wasn’t long until Poleman, Niccolo Antonelli, struck to take the lead. In true Moto3 style, the pack’s leader began to swap and change with Canet, Darryn Binder and SIC 58 rider, Tatsuki Suzuki, being tipped the men to watch.
As the race progressed, both Dubai Bester boys started to charge through the pack, Andrea Migno edging closer to the lead. But the race looked fairly settled despite the chase of Canet and Migno, as Suzuki was pulling away at the front. However, the Japanese hope failed to secure the win after he slid out of first place with just five laps left.
This left the battle for the victory wide open, with a leading pack of nine who were all capable of going home from Austin with the full 25 points. A chaotic last lap with lots of risky overtakes saw Aron Canet come out on top, with 18 year-old, Jaume Masia, and teammate Migno completing the rostrum.
Gabriel Rodrigo fell short of the top three for the second round in a row, as he completed the race in fourth ahead of Antonelli.