Augusto Fernandez regains championship lead with fourth place

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Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo faced one of the most demanding races of the season this Sunday in Sepang. Augusto Fernandez rode an intelligent contest to finish in fourth position, also retaking the lead of the Moto2 series.

Augusto was facing a decisive race in the fight for the Moto2 World Championship. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider started from sixth place, which he held during a tussle at the beginning of the race. On the final laps he made his move up the order, keeping a cool head so as not to make any mistakes and finishing the race in fourth place, which allowed him to score some important points in the fight for the title. Augusto has a total of 251.5 points, and has a 9.5-point advantage over his nearest rival.

The Moto2 season will conclude with the Valencia Grand Prix, which will be held from November 3rd-6th at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

“It was a race in which I had to manage things very well. I had to fight hard for fifth, and I was able to stay calm and wait for the best moment. I felt strong and in the end we were fourth. It is a very good result and gives us some very important points. We have also regained the lead and we will arrive in Valencia with a chance to fight for the title until the end.”