MotoGP Austrian GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

It was a stunning day for Japanese motorsport as Ayumu Sasaki and Ai Ogura took victory in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes at the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix.

MotoGP Austrian GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

After a collision in the British GP, Max Racing Husqvarna rider Ayumu Sasaki had two long-lap penalties to serve at the Red Bull Ring.

Seizing the lead on the opening lap, Sasaki wound up in 18th after serving his penalties. But the Japanese rider carved through the field to return to the head of the pack on lap 13 on 23.

Though he came under intense pressure over the final tours from fellow Japanese rider Tatsuki Suzuki on the Leopard Honda, BOE KTM rookie David Munoz and Tech3 KTM’s Deniz Oncu, Sasaki held on to take a second victory of 2022 by just 0.064s.

Suzuki was the only Honda rider inside the top 10 and formed part of the first Japanese 1-2 in a lightweight class race since 2001.

Munoz completed the podium by just 0.052s from Oncu, with Aspar’s Sergio Garcia extending his championship lead to five points over team-mate Izan Guevara – who was seventh in the Austrian GP.

Diogo Moreira was sixth on the MT Helmets KTM ahead of Guevara, with poleman Daniel Holgado dropping to eighth on his Ajo KTM ahead of John McPhee (Max Racing Team) and CIP KTM’s Kaito Toba.

Moto3 Austrian GP - Race Results

Cla Rider Bike Laps Gap Interval
1 Japan Ayumu Sasaki
Husqvarna 23
2 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki
Honda 23 0.064 0.064
3 Spain David Munoz
KTM 23 0.292 0.228
4 Turkey Deniz nc
KTM 23 0.344 0.052
5 Spain Sergio Garca
GASGAS 23 2.453 2.109
6 Brazil Diogo Moreira
KTM 23 2.636 0.183
7 Spain Izan Guevara
GASGAS 23 3.074 0.438
8 Spain Daniel Holgado
KTM 23 3.109 0.035
9 United Kingdom John McPhee
Husqvarna 23 7.474 4.365
10 Japan Kaito Toba
KTM 23 7.713 0.239
11 Ivan Ortola
KTM 23 7.786 0.073
12 Italy Dennis Foggia
Honda 23 8.855 1.069
13 Japan Ryusei Yamanaka
KTM 23 8.952 0.097
14 Spain Xavier Artigas
CF MOTO 23 9.143 0.191
15 Italy Stefano Nepa
KTM 23 9.260 0.117
16 France Lorenzo Fellon
Honda 23 17.777 8.517
17 Mexico Adrian Fernandez
KTM 23 20.558 2.781
18 Spain Jaume Masia
KTM 23 20.597 0.039
19 Italy Riccardo Rossi
Honda 23 20.632 0.035
20 Italy Elia Bartolini
KTM 23 20.659 0.027
21 United Kingdom Scott Ogden
Honda 23 20.738 0.079
22 Australia Joel Kelso
KTM 23 27.578 6.840
23 Italy Andrea Migno
Honda 23 30.848 3.270
24 Indonesia Mario Suryo Aji
Honda 23 31.432 0.584
25 Japan Taiyo Furusato
Honda 23 32.067 0.635
26 Nicola Fabio
KTM 23 34.243 2.176
27 Italy Alberto Surra
Honda 23 49.114 14.871
28 Spain Ana Carrasco
KTM 23 49.173 0.059
29 United Kingdom Joshua Whatley
Honda 23 49.442 0.269
Spain Carlos Tatay
CF MOTO 9 14 Laps 14 Laps
Ai Ogura, Honda Team Asia

Ai Ogura, Honda Team Asia

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

In the 25-lap Moto2 race, Japan celebrated another grand prix victory as Ai Ogura took victory from pole position.

The Honda Team Asia rider lost the lead briefly to Speed Up rookie Alonso Lopez in the early stages, but would soon return to the head of the pack as team-mate Somkiat Chantra quickly worked his way up to second.

The duo ran line astern and came under pressure from a charging Celestino Vietti on the VR46 Kalex in third.

But the Valentino Rossi protege crashed with nine laps to go, hindering his championship hopes as he slips 27 points off the standings lead, as the Honda Team Asia duo were released into a comfortable lead.

Chantra was given a late team order to stay behind Ogura, but ignored this on the final lap and launched an attack into the penultimate corner on the last lap.

Ogura struck back into the last corner to claim his second career Moto2 victory and take the lead in the championship by one point over Augusto Fernandez.

Aspar’s Jake Dixon snatched third from Ajo KTM’s Pedro Acosta on the last lap, with the latter’s team-mate Fernandez fifth.

Aron Canet was sixth on his Pons Kalex ahead of Lopez, Intact GP’s Marcel Schrotter, Aspar’s Albert Arenas and the second Intact GP bike of Jeremy Alcoba.

Moto2 Austrian GP - Race Results

Cla Rider Bike Laps Gap Interval
1 Japan Ai Ogura
Kalex 25
2 Thailand Somkiat Chantra
Kalex 25 0.173 0.173
3 United Kingdom Jake Dixon
Kalex 25 7.854 7.681
4 Spain Pedro Acosta
Kalex 25 7.960 0.106
5 Spain Augusto Fernandez
Kalex 25 8.037 0.077
6 Spain Arn Canet
Kalex 25 9.401 1.364
7 Spain Alonso Lpez
Boscoscuro B-21 25 12.995 3.594
8 Germany Marcel Schrotter
Kalex 25 18.254 5.259
9 Spain Albert Arenas
Kalex 25 20.661 2.407
10 Spain Jeremy Alcoba
Kalex 25 22.227 1.566
11 Spain Jorge Navarro
Kalex 25 23.443 1.216
12 Belgium Barry Baltus
Kalex 25 25.793 2.350
13 United States Cameron Beaubier
Kalex 25 27.788 1.995
14 United States Joe Roberts
Kalex 25 27.909 0.121
15 Netherlands Bo Bendsneyder
Kalex 25 28.347 0.438
16 Italy Niccolo Antonelli
Kalex 25 34.611 6.264
17 Senna Agius
Kalex 25 34.928 0.317
18 Zonta Van
Kalex 25 36.314 1.386
19 Spain Marcos Ramirez
MV Agusta 25 44.837 8.523
20 Italy Simone Corsi
MV Agusta 25 48.602 3.765
21 Rory Skinner
Kalex 25 48.814 0.212
22 Taiga Hada
Kalex 25 59.204 10.390
Spain Fermin Aldeguer
Boscoscuro B-21 20 5 Laps 5 Laps
Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus
Kalex 18 7 Laps 2 Laps
Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Kalex 17 8 Laps 1 Lap
Italy Tony Arbolino
Kalex 17 8 Laps 0.380
Czech Republic Filip Sala?
Kalex 10 15 Laps 7 Laps
Spain Manuel Gonzalez
Kalex 6 19 Laps 4 Laps
Thailand Keminth Kubo
Kalex 5 20 Laps 1 Lap
Sean Dylan
Kalex 5 20 Laps 0.719
Italy Alessandro Zaccone
Kalex 1 24 Laps 4 Laps
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