Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

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Jorge Martin has converted pole position for the American Grand Prix into another victory in the lightweight class, utilising his one-lap pace to ride away from the chasing pack in the final stages of the race to secure the win.

The Spaniard was in the usual Moto3 battle for the win until the final stages, but with fast pace he was able to just break the pace, leaving Gresini Honda teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio to defend second place from a hoard of KTM machinery.

However, it wasn’t to be for the Italian, with championship rival Enea Bastianini and Argentina winner Marco Bezzecchi making their way through to take the final podium spots on the last lap.

Di Giannantonio was fifth, also unable to hold off a late charge through the field from Andrea Migno, while Philipp Oettl, Jakub Kornfeil, Aron Canet, Tatsuki Suzuki and Livio Loi rounded out the top ten.

It was another difficult day for British racer John McPhee with the CIP Moto KTM, struggling for power and unable to make up the gap again after getting pushed outside the points by another rider in the opening laps. He eventually brought it home in 14th for two points.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer