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Valencia Moto2, RACE: Fermin Aldeguer makes it four-in-a-row to snatch third from Dixon

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Fermin Aldeguer completed his devastatingly dominant run of form during the latter rounds of the 2023 Moto2 World Championship with a fourth consecutive victory in the Valencia Moto2.

Only the second rider - after Toni Elias in 2010 - to achieve such a feat in Moto2, Aldeguer’s lights-to-flag victory in the season finale means he ends the year third in the overall standings at the behest of Jake Dixon, who will finish the year fourth in the final classification.

Another resounding performance from Aldeguer, whose season has come alive during the second-half of his sophomore season of Moto2, the Spaniard consolidated his status as grand prix racing’s newest future star by getting the jump on pole sitter Aron Canet on the run down to Turn 1 before steadily easing out a gap towards the flag.


To his credit, Canet gave an honest chase as the only rider to match Aldeguer for pace for much of the race, but would eventually be forced to settle for second place.

Though a frustrating result for Canet - notching up his 19th podium - as his wait for a first Moto2 win continues, it was nonetheless a fine finish for his Pons Racing team as it bows out of grand prix competition with one more trophy to its name.

However, the season finale was again all about Aldeguer, who matched his dominant wins from Thailand, Malaysia and Qatar with more formidable success on the Speed Up Racing Boscoscuro on home soil to successfully complete the year third overall.

An extraordinary result from a rider who had never achieved a podium prior before the second-half of the year, the turnaround in form from the summer would see him rebound from outside the top ten overall to grab the ‘bronze’ medal.

A strong day all round for Speed Up Racing, team-mate Alonso Lopez came from outside the top ten to grab third after an aggressive getaway - which included levering Pedro Acosta - spurred him on to secure the bottom step of the podium.

In fourth, Marcos Ramirez continued to justify American Racing’s decision to hire him over Rory Skinner with another assured ride to fourth, ahead of Somkiat Chantra.

In sixth, Dixon was forced to relinquish his third place spot in the overall standings to Aldeguer, the Briton nonetheless holding onto fourth overall at the end of what has been a breakthrough season for the GasGas Aspar Team rider.

Behind him, Sam Lowes brought the curtain down on his Moto2 career with his run to seventh, the Marc VDS Racing rider now turning his attention to a new endeavour in WorldSBK, while Joe Roberts, Dennis Foggia and Albert Arenas completed the top ten.

Ai Ogura ended his time at Honda Team Asia in 11th, ahead of MotoGP-bound Acosta, the new champion ending his Moto2 tenure down in 12th after getting beaten up in the early laps to force him down the order to spend his day battling with 13th place man Manuel Gonzalez. Barry Baltus and Jeremy Alcoba completed the points’ paying positions.


Elsewhere, top rookie Sergio Garcia was fortunate to come away unscathed after a nasty accident at Turtn 4 on lap one, prompted by him high-siding after bungling a pass on Celestino Vietti, before then being struck by Izan Guevara.

2023 Valencia Moto2, Circuit Ricardo Tormo - RACE Results

Sunday - Conditions: Dry, Sunny
2023 Valencia Moto2 - Circuit Ricardo Tormo - RACE Results - Round 20 of 20
1Fermin Aldeguer🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro22 Laps
2Aron Canet🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex+3.986
3Alonso Lopez🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro+6.455
4Marcos Ramirez🇪🇦American RacingKalex+6.476
5Somkiat Chantra🇹🇭IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex+7.060
6Jake Dixon🇬🇧GasGas AsparKalex+7.864
7Sam Lowes🇬🇧Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex+8.924
8Joe Roberts🇺🇸Italtrans Racing TeamKalex+11.842
9Dennis Foggia🇮🇹Italtrans Racing TeamKalex+12.096
10Albert Arenas🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex+12.549
11Ai Ogura🇯🇵IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex+13.527
12Pedro Acosta🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex+14.044
13Manuel Gonzalez🇪🇦Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex+15.570
14Barry Baltus🇧🇪Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex+15.861
15Jeremy Alcoba🇪🇦QJMOTOR GresiniKalex+18.539
16Tony Arbolino🇮🇹Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex+18.608
17Filip Salac🇨🇿QJMOTOR GresiniKalex+25.356
18Zonta van den Goorbergh🇳🇱Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex+26.716
19Matteo Ferrari🇮🇹QJMOTOR GresiniKalex+31.074
20Darryn Binder🇿🇦Husqvarna IntactGPKalex+33.307
21Rory Skinner🇬🇧American RacingKalex+35.853
22Taiga Hada🇯🇵Pertamina SAG TeamKalex+36.352
23Alex Escrig🇮🇹Forward TeamForward+36.955
24Bo Bendsneyder🇳🇱Pertamina SAG TeamKalex+41.137
25Mattia Casadei🇮🇹Forward TeamForward+42.309
26Sean Dylan Kelly🇺🇸Fantic RacingKalex+55.828
DNFHector Garzo🇪🇦Fieten Olie Racing GPNTS
DNFCelestino Vietti🇮🇹Fantic RacingKalex
DNFLukas Tulovic🇩🇪Husqvarna IntactGPKalex
DNFSergio Garcia🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex
DNFIzan Guevara🇪🇦GasGas AsparKalex
DNFKohta Nozane🇯🇵Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex

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