Muñoz, Aldeguer and Cruces took victory on a sad day for the sport at Aragon, following the passing of Hugo Millán after a multi-rider incident saw him attended on track before being transferred to the Medical Centre at the Circuit, eventually succumbing to his injuries.
FIM Moto3 JWC
Round 5 of FIM CEV Repsol saw Avatel – Cardoso Racing’s David Muñoz clinch a career-first victory in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, beating poleman Jose Rueda (Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) by 0.019 of a second. Championship leader Daniel Holgado (Aspar Junior Team) claimed the final podium place and is now 60 points clear of Muñoz in second.
Australia’s Joel Kelso was eighth, 0.979s off leading pace, with Senna Agius finishing 18th. Kelso now holds the same position in the overall standings, with Senna Agius holding a championship point to his name.
“Crazy race, P8 in the end from P15 with a long lap but was a hard fight to catch the front after the penalty. Anyways results don’t matter today my thoughts are with the family and friends of Hugo Millán that sadly passed away RIP.”
“It doesn’t sound the best on paper but I’m very happy with the progress made with in myself this weekend. Now we can take this on board for the future. Anyways this all doesn’t matter at all. Today was another horrific day for motorsport. We lost a young little up and coming superstar Hugo Millan in a tragic accident in the ETC race an hour before the Moto3 race. I send all my love and strength to Hugo’s Family and loved ones. This Sport gives us all so much but can also take away everything in a heart beat. You will be missed Hugo.”
Fermin Aldeguer extended his lead in the Moto2 European Championship with an eighth consecutive victory of the season. The 16-year-old is 44 points clear of Boscoscuro Team Ciatti teammate Alonso Lopez after the Spaniard finished second, with AGR Team’s Taiga Hada taking a debut podium in third.
Aldeguer now holds the standings lead, well clear of Lopez, on 200 points to 156, while a distant third is Lukas Tulovic on 87-points.
Cuna de Campeones’ Adrian Cruces was victorious for the first time in his career in a nine-lap Hawkers European Talent Cup race. Xabi Zurutuza (Cuna de Campeones) remains the Championship leader after finishing second, three tenths clear of Max Martinez (Team Honda Laglisse) in third.
Australia’s Jacob Roulstone finished 14th, and currently sits 11th in the standings.
The race was red-flagged on the second lap following a serious incident. It was with great sadness that the FIM CEV Repsol later reported the passing of rider Hugo Millán and the remaining track action was cancelled. The FIM, FIM Europe, Dorna and MotorLand Aragón Circuit passed on their deepest condolences to Millán’s family, friends, team and loved ones.
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