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A chaotic and dramatic 18-lap Moto3 grand prix kicked off racing motion on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday.

A typical multi-rider battle boiled all the way down to a wild ultimate lap, which noticed championship chief Daniel Holagdo (Tech3 KTM) crashing out of podium rivalry down at Flip 10.

Coming into the ultimate corners, BOE Motorsports rider David Munoz discovered himself within the lead.

However he was raided into the ultimate nook, as David Alonso (Aspar GasGas) and Leopard Honda’s Jaume Masia each picked his pocket.

This pressured Munoz out barely huge, and as he tried to get well he was knocked off by early chief Deniz Oncu.

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As Alonso took the chequered flag 0.076s forward of Masia, Oncu was demoted from third to twelfth having been hit with a six-second time penalty (the equal of two lengthy laps) for inflicting the Munoz collision.

This promoted his Ajo KTM team-mate Jose Antonio Rueda to a maiden grand prix podium, because the crash for Holgado moved Ayumu Sasaki (Intact GP Husqvarna) – who crossed the road fourth – to inside 13 factors of the championship lead.

Stefano Nepa was fifth for the Angeluss MTA KTM staff forward of SIC58 Honda’s Riccardo Rossi and Kaito Toba, Leopard’s Tatsuki Suzuki, Ryusei Yamanaka (Aspar) and poleman Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team).

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Jake Dixon, GASGAS Aspar Crew

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

An exciting 21-lap Moto2 contest adopted, with poleman Jake Dixon fending of Pons rider Aron Canet to maintain himself within the title battle.

Dixon – who will stay in Moto2 subsequent yr with Aspar – led early earlier than being overhauled by Yamaha VR46 Grasp Camp rider Manuel Gonzalez. Canet would quickly comply with, whereas championship chief Pedro Acosta additionally joined the battle.

The lead modified fingers from Gonzalez to Canet to Acosta, although the latter would begin to battle with grip within the latter levels and dropped out of rivalry when pressured off at Flip 1 by Velocity Up’s Alonso Lopez.

The struggle for the win got here all the way down to Dixon and Canet because the pair ran line astern on the ultimate lap.

Dixon defended nicely all through the ultimate corners, whereas Canet was fortunate to remain mounted on his Pons Kalex when he misplaced the front-end going by means of the final flip.

He misplaced out to Dixon by 0.205s, with Ajo KTM’s Albert Arenas finishing the rostrum for the primary time in Moto2.

Sergio Garcia was fourth on the sister Pons bike forward of Gonzalez and Acosta, whereas Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura, Lopez, Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes and Fantic Racing’s Celestino Vietti rounded out the highest 10.

Tony Arbolino failed to attain on his Marc VDS bike, permitting Acosta to increase his championship result in 22 factors, whereas Dixon sits 44 adrift.

Dixon, who raced in British Superbikes, later dedicated his win to champion BSB and ex-MotoGP team boss Paul Bird, who sadly died on Friday on the age of 56.

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