On the eve of the first round of the season it did not seem possible that there would be a dominator in Moto3, but Joan Mir is trying anything he can to change everyone’s mind. In fact, the Spanish rookie has taken two wins in as many races, which he rode almost to perfection.
Starting from the 16th spot on the grid, the Spaniard moved into the lead after only seven laps to then ride a perfect final lap where no one was able to attack him. He dedicated the win to his telemetrist who lost his father during the night, but stayed on at the circuit. And so, it was the same script as Qatar for the rest of the podium too, with John Mcphee second ahead of Jorge Martin.
Fourth place went to Philipp Oettl ahead of the first of the Italians, Andrea Migno, who managed to stay in the lead group but was unable to launch a final attack for the podium. A bit farther back was Livio Loi in sixth place, beating out Romano Fenati in the finale, who was forced to catch up after contact with Niccolò Antonelli. The latter, however, had the worst of it, with his race coming to an end early because of that episode resulting in a crash. Tatsuki Suzuki of team SIC58 finished with a positive eighth place, whereas Nicolò Bulega took home a disappointing thirteenth place, also involved in a contact that led to Fabio Di Giannantonio crashing at the mid-race point.