Diogo Moreira takes stunning World Supermoto wildcard win

He's only just turned 18 but the Brazilian is catching the eye of many within the MotoGP™ paddock for plenty of reasons

He's yet to taste World Championship victory in the Moto3™ World Championship, despite leading the Rookie of the Year chase, but Brazil's Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets - MSI) did manage to taste World Championship success of some kind over the weekend. Entering as a wildcard at the Spanish round of the 2022 FIM Supermoto World Championship, the 18-year-old wiped the floor with the opposition to take pole position, two victories and second place to clinch an overall victory.

Riding for the SGR Grau Racing squad, Moreira started the weekend at the Circuit of Alcarras in fine form by taking pole position on Saturday morning. He converted that pole into a dominant win in the opening race of the weekend later that day, coming across the line a quite incredible eleven seconds clear of second place.

Sunday included two more races, a sprint race and then the final feature race of the day. Moreira grabbed the holeshot for the 'FastRace' and romped clear of the field once again, taking his second win of the weekend by just under six seconds. It all looked to be heading towards a clean sweep in the feature race when the Brazilian took the holeshot and started to break clear again.

Diogo Moreira, Supermoto

However, on Lap 4, everything changed when Moreira made a mistake and crashed in one of the high-speed corners. The Moto3™ rookie jumped back on his bike and rejoined in fifth spot, before fighting back through the pack. He caught and passed a handful of riders, including the 2021 Supermoto World Champion, to come across the line in second place and confirm the overall victory in Round 2 of the Supermoto World Championship.

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