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Retrospective 2022: Guevara stands out with Aspar and deservedly wins the Moto3 title

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The unpredictability of Moto3 is already familiar to the most passionate motorsports. Perhaps that is why Izán Guevara surprised as the protagonist of the season and, with many merits, became champion of the minor class in 2022

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THE Moto3 it is that category that gives taste. Always unpredictable, with many disputes and surprises: what every motorsport enthusiast would like to see. In 2022 it was no different. With seven different winners throughout the year, many had the championship lead race after race. But it was Izan Guevara which has been able to be consistent with the Aspar to take advantage of every opportunity and become champion.

Guevara was an unexpected protagonist in 2022. Although he finished last season with a good eighth place, the no. GP of the Americas —, which was, by the way, his only podium in the Motorcycle World Championship.

But the second season in the entry class of the event promoted by Sleep brought a much stronger Izán. If Italian Dennis Foggia disappointed, because after the 2021 season the favorite label was imprinted on them, the Aspar duo was the positive surprise, especially in the first part of the season.

Before the holidays, Guevara had Sergio García the main opponent. In his fourth year in the category, the number 11 already boasted a vigorous curriculum, with four victories, ten podiums and a pole until 2021. GasGas, the Spaniard positioned himself as the man to beat. But only in the first part of the year.

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Izán Guevara was Moto3 champion

When Moto3 closed the first part of 2022, in Dutch Grand Prix, García led the championship with 182 points, just three ahead of Guevara. Upon returning from vacation, the two abandoned each other Great Britain, which kept the dispute unchanged. In AustriaGarcía went better, but fifth place didn’t affect much Guevara’s claims, seventh.

From an abandonment of García in the GP of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera, Guevara was increasing the margin. As García’s season went from bad to worse, 13th in Aragonroom inside Japan and another abandonment Thailand —, took the opportunity to add two more victories, in motorland Spanish and in Motegiand not even Thailand’s fifth place took away the strength of this last stretch of contention.

García’s downfall was accompanied by the growth of Ayumu Sasaki and Foggia, protagonists of this last stretch of dispute, but Guevara’s superiority can never be questioned. The Spaniard proved so different over the course of the year that even the tactic of driving alone in practice was unusual.

Thus, Guevara reached the Australia with the right first match-point. A variety of results would earn him the cup, but the easiest way was to claim victory. In a thrilling ride Philip IslandGarcía did what he could to survive the contest, but Izán was not afraid to challenge his opponents and fight for the win.

In the last lap the Spaniard had the upper hand, escaping the clutches of the competition a bit and tried to win to become the fifth youngest rider to win the title in the minor class of the World Championship. Now jump to Moto2 with the same team to continue climbing in the league.

Diogo Moreira: Brazilian surprise

It is also necessary to talk about the debut year of Diogo Moreira on the first step of the World Championship. As of 2022, the best finishing position no. 10 is fifth place in the Malaysian GP🇧🇷 Moreira also won his first pole position in the England and finished the race in sixth place.

Diogo Moreira was the best rookie of 2022 in Moto3

It was also this season that Diogo fractured his left wrist after suffering a fall Italian GP. Therefore, he missed the stage in Catalonia and just got back Germany🇧🇷 There he was 16th, the same position he finished in the next race Holland🇧🇷 However, he recovered well in the other stages.

In Valencia, the last race of the year, he achieved his goal: he finished the championship as the best rookie. He finished the race in eighth place with a nine-point lead Daniel Holgado on the table. An important first step of the Brazilian in the Moto3which will continue with the msi in 2023.

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