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Cycle News 2022 Issue 26 June 28

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146, one point ahead of Ai Ogura on 145, so the season effectively starts again for those three at the next round at Silverstone. Moto3 Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max's Ayumu Sasaki become a Moto3 race winner in a frantic finish at Assen. Sasaki converted pole position into victory on team owner Max Biaggi's 51st birth- day, although it was a triumph he had to work hard for. GasGas Aspar Team's Izan Guevara led for the bulk of the 22-lap race around the TT Circuit Assen and managed to finish second despite being shuffled as far back as fifth on the final lap, while his teammate Sergio Garcia held onto the World Championship lead by beating Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Rac- ing) to the podium by just 0.007 seconds. David Munoz (BOE Motors- ports) took Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) out as they battled for the podium in the last half a lap, with John McPhee (Steril- garda Husqvarna Max) having his own crash just behind them, while Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) had high-sided earlier after fighting back from a long- lap penalty. In the championship, Garcia holds the keys at 182 points, three ahead of Guevara's 179. Foggia lies third on 115. MotoE Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE) and Eric Gra- nado (LCR E-Team) shared the wins in the latest round of the MotoE World Cup at Assen. Race one saw Aegerter take a dramatic 0.081-second victory over Granado with Mattia Casa- dei completing the podium. In race two, Granado was rewarded for his bravery in tricky conditions. The number 51 scythed his way from fourth to the lead in just three laps in a contest that would be cut short due a red flag, with points leader ROUND 11 / JUNE 24-26, 2022 TT CIRCUIT ASSEN / ASSEN, HOLLAND P68 MOTOGP I FIM MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Ayumu Sasaki (71) finally fulfilled the promise long shown with a Moto3 win.

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