Austin can lay down title balls for Misano 2

The Austin, Texas event, which takes place this weekend under the name GP of the Americas, could generate the leaders of the three categories their first title balls with a view to the Misano 2 event, which is the penultimate on the calendar this season. With 100 points at stake in the last four appointments, Fabio Quartararo arrives 48 ahead of MotoGP over Francesco Bagnaia; Remy Gardner has 34 income in Moto2 on Raúl Fernánez; and Pedro Acosta has a 42 advantage in Moto3 over Dennis Foggia and Sergio García, that march tied on points.

With these enormous advantages at this stage of the championship, it is normal for the three to coincide in the photo of the end-of-season champions on the Ricardo Tormo de Cheste straight, and In order for them to have the option of closing the title at the Marco Simoncelli at the end of October, and making Portimao 2 and Valencia a mere formality, they have to leave Texas with a little more advantage than they currently have.

Both Quartararo, Gardner and Acosta need to finish Sunday’s race above 50 points over their most immediate pursuers, that is, 51 or more, in order to have a title ball three races from the conclusion of the championship. 50 would not be valid because a tie on points could still be decided in favor of their rivals by greater number of victories.

We will have to see how they adapt to the Texas track Acosta, who has never raced here, and Fernández, who has a seventh place in the 2019 Moto3 test, his only participation in this scenario. Quartararo is a case apart from the other two leaders, because he has already raced five times on the COTA circuit. The first of them was in his second World Cup race, in 2015, and he signed his first world championship podium here with a fantastic second place in Moto3, only beaten by Danny Kent. From there, results drop: 13th in his last Moto3 test on this track, 12th and 15th in his two years of Moto2 and 7th in the only start he took in MotoGP, in 2019. This weekend, if it ends the race, sure to improve those records the solid leader of the queen class.

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