Tony Arbolino and Dani Holgado won the 1,000th round of the Grand Prix World Championships, consolidating their leads in the process. In MotoGP, Augusto Fernandez took a magnificent fourth place.
With two promising top-five finishes, Alex Lowes had a good run at the Catalan round of the Superbike World Championship. Jonathan Rea added a podium to his record at the Barcelona circuit.
Qualifying on pole for the 19th time in his career, Sam Lowes made an excellent start to cross the line first and taste victory for the first time since the 2021 Emilie Romagne Grand Prix.
In MotoGP Jonas Folger was called up by Tech3 to replace Pol Espargaro, who is still recovering from injuries sustained at the Portuguese Grand Prix. In both Moto2 and Moto3, the Elf riders shone at the Circuit, with Tony Arbolino and Dani Holgado able to maintain their leads.
Tony Arbolino took his first win of the season, his fourth in Moto2, to move to the top of the championship table. A position that Dani Holgado also occupies in Moto3.
First win for Dani Holgado, podium for Tony Arbolino and first points for Augusto Fernandez... The first Grand Prix of the season was full of emotions for the Elf riders.
Alex Lowes took his first podium of the season, finishing third in the Sprint race, but the weekend in Mandalika was not kind to the Kawasaki riders. Jonathan Rea is now looking forward to the championship returning to Europe to get back to his winning ways.
It was an eventful weekend for the Kawasaki riders at the Phillip Island circuit, which hosted the first round of the Superbike Championship. Jonathan Rea nevertheless managed to secure a podium finish, leaving him third in the overall standings.
Jonathan Rea took a final win of the season at the last round in Australia. The six-time world champion wasn’t off the podium all weekend and was even twice joined by his teammate.
Although unable to prevent Alvaro Bautista from winning the world title this year, Jonathan Rea nevertheless managed to get on the podium three times this weekend. The Brit has now achieved 200 podiums with Kawasaki.
The two Tech 3 riders concluded a difficult first MotoGP season in fine style. Twelfth and thirteenth at Valencia, Fernandez and Gardner both got into the points.
After Texas at the beginning of the season, Tony Arbolino won again in Malaysia. A new success which allows the Elf Marc VDS rider to move up to fourth place in the Moto2 championship.
With three podiums in Argentina, Jonathan Rea remains in the top three in the World Superbike Championship. Alex Lowes moves up one place overall and is now fifth.
The Australian Grand Prix, which has been absent from the MotoGP calendar for the past two years, allowed Remy Gardner's fans to come and cheer on their champion. The Tech 3 rider rewarded them by finishing in the points.
Jonathan Rea won the Superpole and took three third places at the Portimao circuit. Alex Lowes also finished in the top five in all three races.
Jonathan Rea holte zwei zweite Plätze, bevor er im letzten Rennen des Wochenendes stürzte. Nach dem dritten Saisonlauf in den Niederlanden liegt der Kawasaki-Pilot nun auf dem fünften Platz in der Gesamtwertung.
Jonathan Rea holte sich beim letzten Rennen in Australien den letzten Sieg der Saison.
Auf der anspruchsvollen Strecke des Sepang International Circuit zeigte Hafizh Syahrin in seiner Heimat Malaysia ein solides Rennen, bei dem er bereits nach der ersten Runde eine Position wettmachen konnte.
Der 19-jährige Iker Lecuna wird bereits beim kommenden MotoGP in Valencia für das KTM Tech 3 Team an den Start gehen.
Mike Haller (Nordwest)
Hubert Klemm (Südost)
Rene Ahlhaus (Südwest)