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MotoGP Austin: Rins bags debut Moto3 win; Webb 11th

Alex Rins bagged his debut Moto3 victory at today's Austin MotoGP round taking victory in a five-lap dash from Louis Salom while Britain's Danny Webb finished in 11th place.

At the start of today’s race, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider seized the advantage after being momentarily overhauled by Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Salom at the uphill first corner. Rins would start to pull away as dramatic battles formed for the positions in the bottom half of the top ten.

On lap 12, the action was broken up courtesy of a race stoppage after Dutchman Jasper Iwema suffered a heavy accident. The RW Racing GP rider lost control of his bike on the exit of Turn 17, flying into the air. The 23-year-old was treated in the circuit Medical Centre before being transported to hospital in Austin.


The five-lap run to the flag commenced shortly before midday. On this occasion, Salom had learned from his first experience and slowed on the apex of Turn 1 in order to seize the lead and keep it. At the Turn 11 hairpin, Team Calvo’s Viñales shot down the inside of Rins for second but, carrying too much speed, forced both riders off the track. This gave Salom a healthy leading advantage but, having kept second position despite losing ground, Rins immediately began to close in. The recovering Viñales also returned to make for a thrilling three-rider squabble.

After several changes for position, it was Salom who took control at the start of the final lap. Rins retook the advantage at the end of the back straight, sealing the win when Salom ran wide at the final corner – thus allowing Viñales into second.

Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger was fourth from Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira, Caretta Technology – RTG’s Jack Miller and Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin. The top ten was completed by Ognetta-Rivacold’s Alexis Masbou, Ambrogio Racing’s Brad Binder and Redox RW Racing GP’s Jakub Kornfeil.

Britain's second rider John McPhee finished the day in 21st.

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