Acosta falls again at Le Mans fighting for victory

Pedro Acosta has come across Le Mans on his successful World Cup path. The Shark of Mazarrón He has fallen again in the French GP race, as happened last year in Moto2 and two seasons ago when he was a member of Moto3, in his debut year on his way to the title. on this occasion It has happened again fighting for victory, while chasing a Tony Arbolino who has ultimately been the winner and the new lone leader of the intermediate class.

The race was chaotic at times from the start and had to be interrupted with a red flag on the third lap. In that turn the poleman fell when he was marching third and Sam Lowes didn’t take his teammate Arbolino with him out of pure milgrado. The drag of the Englishman and his motorcycle was serious, but happily without consequences to regret. What did force the interruption came three turns later, in turn 5…

Albert Arenas lost control of his motorcycle, went to the ground and Manu González and Arón Canet swallowed his mount, who was the worst unemployed of the three, with a direct visit to the circuit clinic due to having a damaged foot, leaving everything in a contusion without fracture. It took a while for the red flag to appear, but it did appear and of the four crashes on that lap, only Lowes had time to return to the pits with his motorcycle, who in the second 14-lap race rallied from last place on the grid (26th). up to the 15th.

The Englishman was thus left with no chance of victory and his teammate in the Marc VDS denied it to the rest of the drivers on the grid, because the Italian dominated from the first to the last corner. The only one who at times became a threat to him was Acosta, but his attempt to prevent the escape of the new leader ended on the fifth lap, when the Moto3 champion lost his front wheel in turn 7, on the left, while He was running second, seven tenths behind the head.

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From there, a comfortable cushion of almost two seconds on his pursuers that fell in a single lap below the second, but that did not allow Salac to put the wheel in at any time, since he finished 0.620 behind the winner. What the Czech did was overtake Alonso López and took a second from him as he crossed the finish line. They closed a podium that was far behind those who completed the first ten places: Vietti, Dixon, Chantra, Baltus, Aldeguer, Ogura and García. Special merit goes to Aldeguer’s eighth, who had to do a long lap as a penalty for shortening the circuit at turns 9 and 10. The Murcian was seventh when he served his punishment, returned to the track tenth and gained two positions to finish eighth.

After Le Mans, the general classification is led by Arbolino with a 25-point advantage over Acosta, which is an entire race ahead, with López third, 38 behind. The next appointment will be in Italy, in three weeks, and we will have to see the The stuff that Arbolino is made of, if running in front of his fans in Mugello makes him stronger or generates pressure from which his rivals can benefit.

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