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MotoGP : Great pass by Garcia for victory in the penultimate corner

Overtaking for history signed by Sergio García in the penultimate corner of the Moto3 Argentine GP. The man from Castellón from Burriana has left


Overtaking for history signed by Sergio García in the penultimate corner of the Moto3 Argentine GP. The man from Castellón from Burriana has left behind a work of art that those who came to the Termas de Río Hondo circuit will hardly forget, diving from a distance for Dennis Foggia, on the inside of a long right-hander in which there seemed to be no gap. And from there to the victory, the first Spanish of the course, and by the way to the leadership.

A joy for the good Aspar and all his team, the Solunion GASGAS, with which to better pass the displeasure of the breakdown of his other driver, Izan Guevara, when he was leading the test and virtually also the general championship. His engine broke on the tenth lap, when he and García were trying to escape from a group of pursuers that Foggia, the bogeyman of the category this year, gradually arrived at.

The Italian started eleventh on the grid and came to lap twelfth, to hunt down the leading group on lap 12. There was a moment when it seemed that Sergio could escape, because behind him came an incident between Migno and Masiá that gave him half a second of advantage. The Italian forced too much inside, where the Spaniard had taken the place, so he hit him with his front wheel on the body and both ended up on the ground. Upon rejoining, Masiá slapped Migno, who then went to the box to look for him to comment on the play. It was his fault, and he may be penalized with a fast lap for the next race, at Texas.

That same sanction is the one that Sasaki de Mandalika was dragging, for throwing Migno precisely, and that did not prevent the Japanese from closing the podium with a hard-fought third place, 0.375 behind García, who in turn took 0.146 from Foggia to finish off his fifth World Cup victory. Although they all taste good, especially the first one, none at the level of the great overtaking that has been taken in Argentina from the top hat two corners from the end, at exactly the same point where Foggia had overtaken him on the previous lap to start the last lap in the lead.

Off the podium and to close the top ten places, Ricardo Rossi, Suzuki, who overtook García on the last lap, forcing the Spaniard to come back from third place on the last lap, Moreira (spectacular rookie), Holgado (another rookie of throne), Tatay, Toba and Kelso. Further back, Fernández 13th, Ortolá 15th, Artigas out of the race due to a breakdown and Ana Carrasco due to a crash.