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Who finished runner-up in the Austin Moto3™ race last year?

Who finished runner-up in the Austin Moto3™ race last year?

All of the important facts and figures ahead of the second round of the Moto3™ World Championship in Austin.

Below are the stats and facts about the Moto3™ race in Austin:

•    None of the riders currently competing in the Moto3™ class have won previously at the Austin circuit.

•    Two years ago in Austin the Moto3™ race was stopped after twelve laps due to a heavy crash for Jasper Iwema. The race was re-started, with Alex Rins winning the shortened five-lap race.

•    Romano Fenati finished in second place last year in Austin, just 0.069 seconds behind race winner Jack Miller.

•    Efren Vazquez took the final podium place in the Moto3™ race last year at Austin, from second place on the grid.

•    Jakub Kornfeil, who has his 22nd birthday on the Wednesday before the grand prix in Austin, finished fifth last year in Texas – his equal best grand prix result of 2014.

•    Following his win in Qatar, Alexis Masbou will be aiming to take back-to-back GP wins for the first time and to become the oldest rider to win back-to-back races in the lightweight-class since Lucio Cecchinello in 2002.

•    Enea Bastianini finished second in Qatar after starting down in 21st position on the grid. This is the lowest qualifying position from which a rider has achieved a podium finish in Moto3™ since Alex Rins finished 3rd at Le Mans in 2012 from 26th place on the grid. Last year in Austin, Bastianini finished 13th in his first point scoring ride in the Moto3™ class in only his second GP start.

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas kicks on Friday, with the first Moto3™ practice session at 9:00am local time.

 

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS

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