Taking a 19th-place finish in the qualifying for the Grand Prix Aragon in Alcañiz (Spain), the 13th race of the Moto3 World Championship, raised his hopes. But the race on Sunday then proved a disappointment for Germany’s Moto3 rider Toni Finsterbusch who put up a fight until the 12th lap. Then, similar to his Kiefer-Racing teammate Florian Alt, Finsterbusch took a crash and had to return to the pit box prematurely.
At the beginning of the race, Finsterbusch worked his way up the positions but had to leave the racetrack in lap one after an evasive maneuver. “Going into turn 12, I was braking too late. The rider behind me braked too hard and crashed into my front wheel – this is why I had to leave the track. Subsequently, I lost quite some positions,” explained an annoyed Finsterbusch. The final end then came right in the middle of the race: first he lost control of the gear shift, then lost traction of the front wheel. Eventually, a crash put an end to Finsterbusch’s hopes.
The 13th World Championship race on the 101.56 kilometers long track was once again dominated by the Spanish riders: Alex Rins took the podium’s top spot ahead of Maverick Viñales and Alex Márquez. With only four World Championship races left, Spaniard Luis Salom heads the overall rankings with 259 points to his credit, ahead of Rins (250) and Viñales (247).
With the season’s finish in mind, Toni Finsterbusch is now fully concentrating on the next World Championship race at the Grand Prix Malaysia in Sepang on October 13.
A 26th-place finish despite a crash: After a good start at the Grand Prix of San Marino in Misano (Italy), the 12th race of the Moto3 World Championship, last weekend, Germany’s Toni Finsterbusch had to make do with a 26th-place in the rankings.
At the beginning of the race Finsterbusch worked his way up to a 17th position, scoring faster lap times than in the practice sessions. But due to the crash he then lost places. This is why the 20-year-old from Saxony was not really happy with his performance in Misano: “This is really annoying. I realized that it was hard getting closer to the riders right in front of me in my group. And when I pushed again I slipped on the front wheel after accelerating out of turn 4. Thus the race was practically over but unfortunately the bike was still running and not broken, I was at least able to resume the race.”
The 12th World Championship race was once again dominated by the Spanish pilots. Alex Rins took the victory ahead of his compatriots Maverick Viñales and Alex Marquez. Luis Salom is currently heading the World Championship overall rankings with 246 points to his credit.
With the season’s finish in mind, Toni Finsterbusch is now fully concentrating on the next World Championship race in Aragon, Spain, on 29th September.
He put up a strong fight right to the finish: At the 11th race of the Moto3 World Championship in Silverstone, Great Britain, Germany’s moto3 rider Toni Finsterbusch earned a 21st-place finish. The German is now very motivated going into the upcoming races.
“I really botched my start and the first round as I didn’t feel good,” explained the 20-year-old from Saxony after the race. “Then I got into gear but unfortunately, at that time, it already was a losing battle. In the very last round I pushed hard again and gave it a 120 percent. It was a tough fight right to the finish,” said Finsterbusch who, at times, even joined the battle for 18thplace.
Current World Championship leader Luis Salom (233 points) took his sixth consecutive top podium finish in Silverstone. He won the race ahead of compatriots Alex Rins and Alex Marquez (all KTM).
Toni Finsterbusch is now fully concentrating on the next World Championship race, the Grand Prix di San Marino in Misano, Italy, on September 15.
No luck for Germany’s Moto3 pilot Toni Finsterbusch at the 10th race of the Moto3 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic: In the second part of the race, the 20-year-old from Saxony became involved in a crash, through no fault of his own. Eventually he had to make do with taking a 25th-place finish and thus sold himself short. “Right ahead of me two pilots crashed and I lost control of the handlebars. It cost me a lot of time,” explained Finsterbusch. “It’s really annoying because I could well have earned points today.”
Current World Championship leader Luis Salom of Spain won the race in Brno ahead of his compatriot Maverick Vinales (both KTM). Germany’s Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) took the third podium finish. Already on Sunday (September 1), the next race will be carried out in Silverstone, Great Britain.
He risked all – and lost. An early crash prematurely ended the 9thrace of the Moto3 World Championship in Indianapolis (USA) for Germany’s rider Toni Finsterbusch. “Until I crashed it gave it a 110 per-cent. I was off to a good start and even managed to pass some other riders in the first turns. To improve from 28th to 19th place – that’s not too bad I think,” said Finsterbusch. “I’ll try to forget the weekend as fast as possible. But now, our focus is on Brno.”
Spaniard Alex Rins took the podium’s top spot ahead of compatriots Alex Márquez and Maverick Viñales (all on KTM). The next race will be carried out in Brno in the Czech Republic already next Sunday (August 25).