As we head back to shores closer to home for those who fought for the Moto3™ World Championship this season, there’s one final set of bragging rights on the table for the riders graduating to Moto2™. Can Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) seal another win before he moves up as reigning Champion? Or can Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PruestelGP) or Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) bounce back from losing the crown to take to the top step one final time?
Valencia is a very different track to Sepang; likewise the conditions and temperatures. Add to that a little more experience of the venue for many and it’s sure to be another corker. Martin took his first win there in 2017 and will surely arrive as the favourite, but the motivation of those on the losing end in Malaysia can’t be underestimated.
The cast of those with everything to gain doesn’t stop there, either. Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) is moving up too, as is Philipp Oettl (Südmetall Schedl GP Racing). Then there are home heroes like Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0), Albert Arenas (Angel Nieto Team Moto3), Marcos Ramirez (Bester Capital Dubai)…and the likes of his teammate Jaume Masia, who’s fighting for Rookie of the Year and will be hoping to be fit to race on home turf.
The time has come! The final stand and the last fiesta of the season rolls in to Valencia on the 16th – 18th November, make sure to tune in to see if more records can be broken and who’ll close out 2018 on top.
1 – Jorge Martin (SPA) HONDA 240 points
2 – Marco Bezzecchi (ITA) KTM 214
3 – Fabio Di Giannantonio (ITA) HONDA 205
4 – Enea Bastianini (ITA) HONDA 166
5 – Lorenzo Dalla Porta (ITA) HONDA 151
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