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The next wave of stars is coming

Friday, 14 October 2022

Australian Joel Kelso will be amongst the riders.

The on-the-limit racing in Moto3 can never be ignored and this weekend’s round at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022 at Phillip Island is bound to be a must-watch race with an extra edge.

Spanish racing prodigy Izan Guevara faces his first ‘match point’ to secure the 2022 Moto3 title. The GasGas factory rider comes to Phillip Island with a 49-point lead in the series, and the gain of a single point will ensure the title goes to the 19-year-old from Burriana.


The man who wants to make sure that does not happen is Dennis Foggia. The Italian is fighting a lone hand on his Leopard Honda against the waves of KTMs, GasGases and Husqvarnas, the latter two models based on KTM’s own 250cc single-cylinder racer. Foggia has four wins to his name already this season, and a fifth is virtually a must-do if he is to keep his title hopes alive.

GasGas has two dogs in this fight, with Sergio Garcia third in the points. One of the pre-season favourites has endured a tough mid-season, but the speed is certainly there.

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So too, is it for the Japanese duo of Ayumu Sasaki (Husqvarna) and Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda). Sasaki pushed Foggia hard last time out in Thailand, and revenge in Australia served cold, would be just the ticket.

Locals are sure to be looking for a strong performance from Joel Kelso. The 19-year-old from Darwin has shown great potential in his maiden Moto3 season but has been the innocent victim of other riders’ crashes on multiple occasions. But the pace is there, and the CIP Green Power KTM rider has the ability to run at the front.

The Moto3 machines are due to take to the track at 9:00 am for Free Practice 1, and 1:15 pm for Free Practice 2, both sessions set for 40 minutes.