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Joan Mir, looking for another win at the Dutch Grand Prix

Joan Mir, looking for another win at the Dutch Grand Prix
The Spanish Joan Mir (Honda) is the most solid leader of the world motorcycling, which this weekend disputes its eighth scoring race of the season, the Dutch Grand Prix at the Assen circuit.
Mir, with 45 points of advantage over his most immediate pursuer, the Italian Romano Fenati (Honda) and 48 with respect to the also Spanish Arón Canet (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Honda) enjoys a wide advantage at the head of the provisional classification of the world championship of Moto3, which could well be extended this weekend in “La Catedral” of the motorcycling.
The Dutch circuit of Assen, the only track on the calendar that remains on it since the start of the World Cup motorcycling, in 1949, it is a very technical track and almost always conditioned by the weather, as it is rarely the time that it does not rain during any of the competition days, but still, Joan Mir, who next year will be a Moto2 rider in the Estrella Galicia 0’0 team continues to be the benchmark in the category.
His four victories out of seven possible, to date, are his best baggage, and the statistic against which he has to fight his rivals, who already know of the maturity of the Spanish in the crucial moments of the competition, as he demonstrated in the race of Barcelona, ​​in which he knew how to wait for the right moment to strike the final blow to obtain a new victory.
His rivals, again, will once again have Latin names, those of the Spanish Arón Canet, Jorge Martín, Marcos Ramírez or Juanfran Guevara, and those of the Italians Romano Fenati, Fabio di Giannantonio, Andrea Migno, Enea Bastianini, Nicolo Bulega or Niccolo Antonelli , with some Anglo-Saxon like the British John McPhee.
Much closer is the fight for the leadership in Moto2, where the Italian Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex) continues to lead the points table, although he has lost much of the advantage that he accumulated with his three consecutive victories at the beginning of the championship.
His main rivals are none other than the everlasting Swiss Thomas Luthi (Kalex), always a contender for the title in the intermediate category, and his own teammate at Estrella Galicia 0’0, the Spanish Alex Márquez.
Between the three, Morbidelli first and Márquez third, there are barely twenty points away, with the Helvetian only seven points from the transalpine, which leaves the options of all of them very open, while from behind the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira and his the new KTM, 40 points, and the Italian Mattia Pasini (Kalex), 54 points.
Pasini is perhaps the most outstanding surprise among them all since the natural rider from Rimini, after seven years in the category (Qatar 2010), with constant ups and downs and not a few problems to complete the season on occasion, seems to have “found” the path to the podium and his last two participations result in a victory and a second place.
They should not be the only contenders for victory or the podium, since in those positions it was assumed that the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami (Kalex), and an increasingly effective rookie, the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Kalex).
Among the Spaniards Jorge Navarro (Kalex) achieved in Barcelona his best result of the season, seventh, although more was expected of him, as well as Axel Pons (Kalex) or even Xavier Vierge (Tech 3), the most outstanding of all of them, with a fifth place in Argentina as the best result. EFE
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