Raúl Fernández (Angel Nieto Team) won the fifth round of the 2018 FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship on Sunday.
Raúl Fernández left MotorLand Aragón having consolidated his leadership of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship. The Angel Nieto Team rider not only won the race but also took advantage of Manuel Pagliani’s (Leopard Junior) fall when he was hit by another rider to increase his advantage to 28 points over Pagliani at the head of the overall classification.
As soon as the lights went out, Raúl Fernández pulled clear along with Sergio García (Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) in the early laps, followed by Jeremy Alcoba (Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0), Barry Baltus (Reale Avintia Academy77), Makar Yurchenko (Max Racing Team) and Ai Oura (Asia Talent Team), among others. Barry Baltus crashed out and Makar Yurchenko was unable to avoid him and also went down.
With five laps to go, Raúl Fernández, Jeremy Alcoba, Sergio García, Celestino Vietti (SKY Junior Team VR46 Riders Academy), Ai Ogura and Can Oncu (Red Bull KTM Ajo) made up the leading group battling for the honours.Finally Raúl Fernández won by only 6 thousandths of a second ahead of Jeremy Alcoba, while Can Oncu achieved his first podium in Moto3™. Ai Ogura and Celestino Vietti finished fourth and fifth respectively just two thousandths off the podium. Raúl Fernández won the Repsol free fuel cheque.
The next round of the FIM CEV Repsol will be held in Jerez, Spain on 30th September.
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