The qualification 13. Spaniard Sergio Garcia, who started only from row five, won the Moto3 class race on Sunday at the Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Spielberg. In front of the crowded grandstands, the GasGas driver made the decisive maneuver in the penultimate corner and thus where he had crashed a week earlier in the race. The Austrian Max Kofler finished 22nd. The Moto2 class race went to the Spaniard Raul Fernandez from the KTM Ajao team.
In Moto3, the superior world championship leader Pedro Acosta (KTM) contented himself with fourth place this time. Even after the 11th race in the World Cup, the five-time winner of the season is confidently ahead of Garcia in the front. For Garcia it was the third win of the season.
A week before that, Kofler had made a lightning start at the Styria GP on a wet track from position 24, although it was his comeback race after a long injury break. In the end, as 9th, the Upper Austrian had celebrated his best World Cup placement by far.
This time too, Kofler got away very well from P23 and was 15th in the points for a long time. The Austrian crossed the finish line in 16th place. Because of violation of the track limits, Kofler received penalty seconds and only made it into the list of results in 22nd place.
The Moto2 race was also staged in Spielberg in the sunshine and on the dry Red Bull Ring with tens of thousands of fans. Fernandez achieved his fourth win of the season, he will be driving in 2022 like teammate Remy Gardner in the MotoGP KTM Tech3 team. The Australian Gardner was only 7th this time, but continues to lead in the World Cup.
This was followed by the highlight of the weekend with the MotoGP race. It was also the last Austrian appearance of superstar Valentino Rossi in Austria as a MotoGP racing driver.