MotoGP Thailand GP: Full Moto3 and Moto2 results

Dennis Foggia kept his title hopes alive with victory in the Moto3 Thailand Grand Prix, as Tony Arbolino was declared a first-time winner in Moto2 after rain ended proceedings early.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Full Moto3 and Moto2 results

The 22-lap Moto3 race at Buriram was the first contest on the bill on Sunday, with Foggia almost leading from start to finish on his Leopard Honda.

The Italian converted pole into the holeshot and held an early advantage, while title challengers Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia of Aspar GasGas tried to recover from 11th and 20th on the grid.

Garcia’s already fading title prospects were dealt a further blow at the end of the opening lap when he was taken down by a crashing Ajo KTM of Adrian Fernandez.

Guevara had been cut adrift of the leading group headed by Foggia and would not be able to get into podium contention.

Foggia lost the lead briefly when he ran off track at the final corner on lap 13, but quickly reclaimed the place and eased away to a 1.5-second lead to take a potentially crucial victory to boost his outsider championship hopes.

Max Racing Husqvarna’s Ayumu Sasaki fended off SIC58 Honda’s Riccardo Rossi for second, with Stefan Nepa on the MTA Team KTM beating Guevara to fourth.

But Guevara’s result coupled with team-mate Garcia’s crash means the former goes to the Australian GP in two weeks with his first opportunity to win the 2022 Moto3 title as he now holds a 49-point lead over Foggia – with Garcia dropping to third, 56 points off the lead.

MT Helmets KTM rider Diogo Moreira completed the top six ahead of the Snipers Honda of Andrea Migno, with Ajo KTM’s Jaume Masia, BOE Motorsports’ David Munoz and the sister MT Helmets-run bike of Ryusei Yamanaka completing the top 10.

Moto3 Thailand Grand Prix - Race Results

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap Interval
1 Italy Dennis Foggia Honda 22 37'52.331    
2 Japan Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 22 37'53.855 1.524 1.524
3 Italy Riccardo Rossi Honda 22 37'55.135 2.804 1.280
4 Italy Stefano Nepa KTM 22 38'01.745 9.414 6.610
5 Spain Izan Guevara GASGAS 22 38'01.858 9.527 0.113
6 Brazil Diogo Moreira KTM 22 38'02.302 9.971 0.444
7 Italy Andrea Migno Honda 22 38'01.941 9.610  
8 Spain Jaume Masia KTM 22 38'02.364 10.033 0.423
9 David Muñoz KTM 22 38'02.377 10.046 0.013
10 Japan Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 22 38'02.419 10.088 0.042
11 Spain Daniel Holgado KTM 22 38'06.902 14.571 4.483
12 Joel Kelso KTM 22 38'15.763 23.432 8.861
13 Spain Carlos Tatay CF MOTO 22 38'16.094 23.763 0.331
14 Spain Xavier Artigas CF MOTO 22 38'16.173 23.842 0.079
15 United Kingdom Scott Ogden Honda 22 38'16.199 23.868 0.026
16 France Lorenzo Fellon Honda 22 38'16.563 24.232 0.364
17 Turkey Deniz Öncü KTM 22 38'16.386 24.055  
18 Elia Bartolini KTM 22 38'32.423 40.092 16.037
19 Spain Vicente Pérez Honda 22 38'32.425 40.094 0.002
20 Spain Iván Ortolá Díez KTM 22 38'32.559 40.228 0.134
21 Indonesia Mario Suryo Aji Honda 22 38'32.697 40.366 0.138
22 Spain Ana Carrasco KTM 22 38'36.207 43.876 3.510
23 United Kingdom Joshua Whatley Honda 22 38'40.811 48.480 4.604
24 Italy Nicola Fabio KTM 22 38'47.078 54.747 6.267
25 Japan Taiyo Furusato Honda 19 39'15.754 3 Laps 3 Laps
  Spain Sergio García GASGAS 14 26'52.848 8 Laps 5 Laps
  Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 7 12'03.654 15 Laps 7 Laps
  United Kingdom John McPhee Husqvarna 7 13'12.147 15 Laps 1'08.493
  Japan Kaito Toba KTM 1 1'50.041 21 Laps 6 Laps
  Mexico Adrian Fernandez KTM 0      
Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing Team

Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing Team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

The Moto2 race start was initially delayed due to rain arriving while the field lined up on slick tyres.

Shortened from 24 laps to 16, half of the race took place before worsening conditions forced a red flag.

A five-lap restart was schedule to conclude the race, but the arrival of more rain on the sighting lap led to this being called off and a result declared with half points awarded.

Leading when the red flag came out for the first time, Marc VDS rider Tony Arbolino – who passed Gresini’s Filip Salac a lap prior to the stoppage – was declared a winner for the first time in Moto2.

Salac took a maiden podium in second with Aron Canet in third having led early on after poleman Somkiat Chantra crashed out.

Jake Dixon for Aspar was fourth ahead of Speed Up’s Alonso Lopez, Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura, his title rival Augusto Fernandez, Joe Roberts (Italtrans), VR46 Yamaha Master Camp rider Keminth Kubo and Celestino Vietti (VR46).

With half points awarded, Ajo KTM’s Fernandez holds a 1.5-point lead over Ogura going to Australia in two weeks’ time.

Moto2 Thailand Grand Prix - Race Results

 Cla   Rider   Bike   Laps   Time   Gap 
1 Tony Arbolino Kalex/Triumph 8 15'10.854  
2 Filip Salač Kalex/Triumph 8 15'11.105 0.251
3 Aròn Canet Kalex/Triumph 8 15'13.966 3.112
4 Jake Dixon Kalex/Triumph 8 15'14.122 3.268
5 Alonso López Boscoscuro/Triumph 8 15'14.991 4.137
6 Ai Ogura Kalex/Triumph 8 15'16.569 5.715
7 A.Fernández Kalex/Triumph 8 15'20.716 9.862
8 Joe Roberts Kalex/Triumph 7 13'26.089 1 lap
9 Keminth Kubo Kalex/Triumph 7 13'32.823 1 lap
10 Celestino Vietti Kalex/Triumph 7 13'33.461 1 lap
11 Sean Kelly Kalex/Triumph 7 13'33.647 1 lap
12 Barry Baltus Kalex/Triumph 7 13'33.747 1 lap
13 Taiga Hada Kalex/Triumph 7 13'35.299 1 lap
14 Albert Arenas Kalex/Triumph 7 13'35.654 1 lap
15 Marcel Schrötter Kalex/Triumph 7 13'37.462 1 lap
16 Pedro Acosta Kalex/Triumph 7 13'39.553 1 lap
17 Z.van den Goorbergh Kalex/Triumph 7 13'39.829 1 lap
18 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex/Triumph 7 13'42.782 1 lap
19 Sam Lowes Kalex/Triumph 7 13'50.757 1 lap
20 Jorge Navarro Kalex/Triumph 7 13'54.198 1 lap
21 A.Zaccone Kalex/Triumph 7 14'06.811 1 lap
22 N.Antonelli Kalex/Triumph 7 14'09.745 1 lap
23 Marcos Ramírez MV Agusta/Triumph 7 14'22.979 1 lap
24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta/Triumph 7 14'23.406 1 lap
25 Manuel González Kalex/Triumph 6 13'51.945 2 laps
 
  L.Dalla Porta Kalex/Triumph 5 15'05.598 Retirement
  Jeremy Alcoba Kalex/Triumph 4 9'24.580 Retirement
  Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro/Triumph 1 1'59.976 Retirement
  Somkiat Chantra Kalex/Triumph 1 2'29.721 Retirement
  Cameron Beaubier Kalex/Triumph 0 - Retirement
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