It was a successful start into the new Moto3 season for Germany’s rider Toni Finsterbusch. At the season-opening night race on the Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar, with 32 bikes in the field he earned a 19th-place finish. “I’m pleased with the result. It’s something to build on,” explained the 19-year old from Saxony. “The start was really good. But then I took the wrong race line and lost some positions. Our goal was to be among the Top 20. And since Qatar is not among my favorite tracks, today’s result is really okay.”
Spain’s Luis Salom took the first victory of the season ahead of compatriots and KTM colleague Maverick Viñales and Alex Rins. The MotoGP series resumes in two weeks’ time with the première in Austin in the US state of Texas on April 21. “The race track is new for all of us. I want to fight for a place in the points,” said Finsterbusch.