Germany’s pilot Toni Finsterbusch claimed a 24th-place finish at the final of the Moto3 World Championship in Valencia, Spain – ending a season with many ups and downs on a conciliatory note.
The 20-year-old from Leipzig achieved fast lap times in the race on Sunday, staying in front of his following competitors. However, he failed to finish in the points. The track in Valencia is renowned to be difficult for drivers, wanting to march through the field from the back. “The most important thing is that I’ve crossed the finish line. In the end I’ve managed to achieve lap times of 1:42 minutes even though I had some troubles with the back wheel and slipped all the time,” said Finsterbusch, who announced a challenge for next year: “I’ll be back stronger next season”, saying that he will give an update and news in the upcoming weeks.
Earning 323 points for the victory at the season final Spaniard Maverick Vinales also claimed the podium’s top spot in the overall Moto3 rankings ahead of compatriots Alex Rins (311 points) and Luis Salom (302). After a crash in Valencia Salom, who headed the overall rankings for a long time, had to give up all hope of winning the title.