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Moto3: Guevara seals Moto3 title with a win

Sunday, 16 October 2022

The Spanish prodigy put the pressure to one side.

The first World Champion of the season was crowned on Sunday morning at Phillip Island when Izan Guevara sealed the deal with style – and a victory – in Sunday’s Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022.

The Spanish prodigy put the pressure to one side when he took the lead on Lap 8 and when teammate Sergio Garcia followed him, the pair fought with Deniz Oncu (Red Bull KTM) and Amuyu Sasaki (Husqvarna). On the final lap Guevara inched away to take the win from Oncu by 0.345s.


It was his sixth win of the season and handed him a lead that could not be breached in the final two laps of the 23-lap race.

Oncu is still looking to break through and take his first Moto3 win, while third-placed Garcia still has a fight on his hands to take second in the championship standings.

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Polesitter Sasaki took fourth clear of a pack of four riders, which included local hero Joel Kelso. The Darwin rider had one of his best races of the season onboard the CIP Green Power KTM. He ran in the front group for the opening six laps until he fell back from the front group of four riders, fighting with Stefano Nepa (KTM), veteran John McPhee (Husqvarna) and Diogo Moreira (KTM).

Kelso and Moreira went across the line side-by-side, and only a video still could split them, with Kelso taking a season-best eighth place.

It was a tough race for title hopeful Dennis Foggia, the Italian making a bad start and losing tough with the front group. The Honda man finished back in ninth place, and now finds himself two points behind Garcia in the fight for second overall.

Racing resumes third weekend in Malaysia, followed by the final race of the season two weeks later, in Valencia, Spain.