Augusto maintains championship lead with superb second at Motegi

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The Japanese Grand Prix weekend concluded with a great race for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders. Augusto Fernandez was one of the fastest competitors and finished runner-up.

Augsuto started from the third row of the grid, in eleventh. He held his position when the lights went out, before moving his way up the order and reaching fourth by Lap 9. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider maintained a high pace in the race to catch up with the frontrunners and take second place. His latest podium keeps him in the lead of the overall standings, with 234 points.

The Moto2 riders now move on to the seventeenth round of the season, the Thai Grand Prix, which will be held from September 29th to October 2nd.


“I’m very happy with this second place. I had to push a lot from the start, without taking too many risks, as we couldn’t make mistakes. I managed to get into the top positions and maintain a good pace. It was important to get a result like this to add points for the title fight. We’ll see how it goes in Thailand, but we’re going to give 100% from the get-go.”