Moto2 World Championship honour is on the line this weekend, with two contenders fighting it out for one crown in the season finale.
At the time, the crash in Australia for Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Augusto Fernandez felt pivotal. But fast forward to the final lap at Sepang and Idemitsu Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura definitely upstaged the Spaniard in ways he will likely still be ruing. And so we arrive into the final round with Fernandez’ name pencilled on the trophy instead, with the number 37 9.5 points clear with 25 still up for grabs.
Both have had incredible seasons and would be deserving of the crown, but that’s not how it will work once the lights go out. There can only be one, and here’s how each can get it done:
He finishes on the podium
He finishes P4 or P5, and Ogura doesn’t win
He finishes P6, P7, P8 or P9, and Ogura doesn’t finish better than P3
He finishes P10, P11 or P12, and Ogura doesn’t finish on the podium
He finishes P13 or P14, and Ogura doesn’t finish better than P5
He finishes P15, and Ogura doesn’t finish better than P6
He fails to score any points, and Ogura doesn’t finish better than P7
He wins and Fernandez doesn’t finish on the podium
He finishes P2 and Fernandez doesn’t finish better than P6
He finishes P3 and Fernandez doesn’t finish better than P10
He finishes P4 and Fernandez doesn’t finish better than P13
He finishes P5 and Fernandez doesn’t finish better than P15
He finishes P6 and Fernandez fails to score any points
Add in the likes of Beta Tools Speed Up’s Alonso Lopez, on the hunt to keep his lead in the Rookie of the Year standings, wrap up that title and win another race, vs Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Pedro Acosta looking to fight back, Aron Canet searching for that maiden intermediate class win on the Flexbox HP 40, Jake Dixon the same at Inde GasGas Aspar and Elf Marc VDS’s Tony Arbolino on a roll… you definitely want to tune in on Sunday at 11:20 GMT for the final Moto2 showdown of the season!