Moto3: Time to play as title battle decided

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As we head back to shores closer to home for those who fought for the Moto3 world championship this season, there’s one final set of bragging rights on the table for the riders graduating to Moto2. Can Jorge Martin seal another win before he moves up as reigning Champion? Or can Marco Bezzecchi or Fabio Di Giannantonio bounce back from losing the crown to take to the top step one final time?

Valencia is a very different track to Sepang; likewise the conditions and temperatures. Add to that a little more experience of the venue for many and it’s sure to be another corker. Martin took his first win there in 2017 and will surely arrive as the favourite, but the motivation of those on the losing end in Malaysia can’t be underestimated.

The cast of those with everything to gain doesn’t stop there, either. Enea Bastianini is moving up too, as is Philipp Oettl. Then there are home heroes like Aron Canet, Albert Arenas, Marcos Ramirez, and the likes of his teammate Jaume Masia, who’s fighting for rookie of the tear and will be hoping to be fit to race on home turf.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer