Eighth for Mario Suryo Aji in San Marino
The Asia Talent Team rider fights in a large group to finish in the Top 10. Buasri finishes 17th and Matsuyama 20th.
On the first visit for the Asia Talent Team to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the FIM CEV, the team's three riders worked hard to adapt to the circuit, without Free Practice in which to set up their bikes. In Saturday's race, Mario finished 8th, Tatchakorn Buasri 17th and Takuma Matsuyama 20th.
Suryo Aji enjoyed a good weekend, in which he was among the fastest riders in every outing on track. In the race he fought a continuous battle at the head of a large group chasing the three frontrunners. Up between 4th and 6th position, an error on the last corner of the race meant that he fell to eighth at the checkered flag.
Buasri took off from 21st on the grid, but contact with another rider made him lose further positions at the beginning of the race. However, he did not give up and was progressively able to regain positions to finish 17th.
Matsuyama, who started in fourth position, managed to stay with Mario in the early stages of the race, but little by little lost grip and was unable to keep up, dropping to 20th before the end.
With this result, Mario climbs to 9th in the FIM Moto3 Junior Championship, with 58 points, Takuma Matsuyama is 13th, with 51 points, and Tatchakorn Buasri is 24th, with 9 points.
The next event for the Asia Talent Team will be the last round of the FIM CEV, which will contest two races, on November 21st.