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Pedro Acosta makes history again: the youngest winner of a Moto2 race

the spanish pilot Sergio Garcia Dols (GasGas) this Sunday won the victory in the Moto3 race of the Italian Grand Prixthe eighth round of the Motorcycle World Championship, after his teammate Izan Guevara (GasGas), who entered the finish line first, was sanctioned with a position for exceeding the limits of the track and finished second. In Moto2 the victory has been for Peter Acosta (Kalex), who becomes the youngest winner in the history of the intermediate category.

Guevara, winner in Jerez, was celebrating his second victory in the championship when Race Direction warned that he had stepped on the green on the last lap. The one from Burriana, who came in second, was finally awarded a victory that serves to endorse his advantage at the head of the general classification.

In this way he adds 137 points, ahead of his teammate by 28, who despite the disappointment this Sunday rises to second place in the championship and displaces Jaume Masia (KTM), which could only be seventeenth and remains 42 units behind the leader.

In an uneventful start at Mugello, the Turkish Deniz Oncu (KTM) held on to pole position against the push of the Brazilian Diogo Moreira (KTM), who climbed from seventh to second place to get on his wheel. Izan Guevara (GasGas) managed to overtake the South American at turn 1 of the second lap to become the Ottoman’s main pursuer.

Both advanced to poleman a turn later and they started a fight to three of which the Italian took advantage Dennis Foggia (Honda), who on lap 16 took command and began to escape with a large group of pilots on the hunt. However, everything was blown up with ten laps to go.

Oncu, the only rider who had scored points in all the races of the year so far, went down and Foggia also ended up in the gravel due to an intense gust of wind that revolutionized the event at Mugello. John McPhee (Husqvarna) and Dani Holgado (KTM), who had started second, suffered several crashes and the front group was reduced to seven riders, with Moreira in the lead.

Guevara and Sergio García Dols remained with options until the end; the one from Palma managed to enter the finish line first, with 21 thousandths of an advantage over the one from Burriana and 33 over the Japanese Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda), but soon after saw the victory withdrawn for exceeding the limits of the track in the final lap.

As for the rest of the Spaniards, Iván Ortolá (KTM) finished seventh, Adrián Fernández (KTM) finished tenth, ahead of David Muñoz (KTM), Masià was seventeenth, Carlos Tatay (CFMoto) nineteenth, Xavi Artigas (CFMoto) twentieth and Ana Carrasco (KTM), twenty-second. Dani Holgado (KTM) failed to finish.

Acosta makes history

In Moto2, the Spanishl Pedro Acosta (Kalex) has achieved his first victory of the year and has become the youngest winner in the history of the intermediate category, at 18 years and four days, beating the record set by Marc Márquez for two months in France in 2011.

The Murcian, who started second and took the lead very quickly, dominated the race together with Aron Canet (Kalex), poleman on Saturday and who was left out of the fight with a fall with nine laps to go when he was running second after Mazarrón.

The leader of the general, the Italian, also went down Celestino Vietti (Kalex), who despite his zero is still at the top of the classification with 108 points, the same as the Japaneses Ai Ogura (Kalex), who was third this Sunday. Canet remains third (89) 19 units from the transalpine.

After Acosta, the American joe roberts (Kalex) and the Japanese driver completed the podium, benefiting from the Corbera incident. In addition, Augusto Fernández (Kalex) was fifth, Alonso López (Boscoscuro) eighth and Albert Arenas (Kalex) closed the top 10. Jorge Navarro (Kalex) finished in twelfth position, Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) finished fourteenth, Jeremy Alcoba (Kalex ) seventeenth and Manu González (Kalex), twentieth. Marcos Ramírez (MV Augusta) failed to finish.

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