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15/11/2021 News

A final podium for Fernandez

VALENCIA, Spain, November 15th - Augusto Fernandez took third for his last race with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team in Valencia. The Spaniard finished fifth in the Moto2 World Championship, just behind teammate Sam Lowes.


After a poor run of results, Iker Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci both ended their time with the Tech 3 KTM Factory Team by taking the chequered flag. The Spaniard finished in the points with fifteenth place, while the Italian crossed the line in eighteenth. “Today's race was incredibly intense," concluded Hervé Poncharal. “The times were mad. Iker stayed behind Miguel Oliveira the whole race. They had exactly the same pace. As for Danilo, after being unlucky in the last two Grands Prix, this time he made it to the finish. I think he rode a safe race. We were all happy to see him at the finish.”


Augusto Fernandez wanted to end his final season with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team in style and by taking a podium finish he did just that. However, at the end of the race the Spaniard couldn't help having a few regrets. “If the race hadn't been shortened due to a red flag, I could have gone for victory. In practice, I was the fastest on worn tyres. I could have taken advantage of that in the last few laps. Still, I finished on the podium, which is a good way to end the championship and thank the team.” Sam Lowes, who suffered a heavy crash in practice, had a heroic race. Despite a painful leg, the Briton managed to climb back up to seventh place. A result that allowed him to confirm his fourth position in the final Moto2 world championship standings.


Back racing after a two-race suspension, Deniz Öncü concluded the championship on a high note. Thirteenth on the grid, the Tech 3 rider quickly moved to the front to challenge for a podium finish. After a long lap penalty for exceeding track limits, Öncü dropped to eleventh place before moving back up through the field to take the chequered flag in fifth place. Ayumu Sasaki, in his final season with the KTM Tech 3 team, rode a solid race to tenth place. After two crashes in qualifying, the Japanese rider was not at his best for the last Grand Prix of the year.


Danilo Petrucci


21st (37 points)

Iker Lecuona


20th (39 points)


Sam Lowes


4th (190 points)

Augusto Fernandez


5th (174 points)


Ayumu Sasaki


9th (120 points)

Deniz Öncü


11th (95 points)