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Cycle News 2022 Issue 36 September 7

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ROUND 14 / SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022 MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT MARCO SIMONCELLI / RIMINI, SAN MARINO P92 MOTOGP I FIM MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP gent, Joe Roberts (Italtrans Kalex) came home ninth, Cam- eron Beaubier (American Rac- ing Team) took 14th and Sean Dylan Kelly (American Racing Team) crashed out with seven laps remaining. In the title race, Fernandez has four points over Ogura, 198 to 194. Canet is third at 157, one point up on Celestino Vietti, who couldn't convert his pole posi- tion into points, crashing out for the fifth time in 2022 to severely damage his title hopes. the Spaniard still looking for that first win, while Lopez's win was the Speed Up/Boscoscuro chassis' first victory since Fabio Quartararo took the gold at the 2018 Catalunya Moto2 race. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) pushed through to third and the championship lead at Misano, bettering Albert Are- nas (Inde GasGas Aspar Team), with erstwhile championship leader Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) in fifth. As for the American contin- at the start of the year, having been dropped by Max Biaggi's Moto3 team last year, but received the call-up from Luca Boscoscuro to replace the un- derperforming Romano Fenati after the Jerez round. At Misano, Lopez made good on the promise shown over the next seven rounds, taking a commanding 1.2-second vic- tory as he controlled the race from Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40 Kalex). It was Canet's eighth second-place finish in Moto2, Dennis Foggia charged back into title contention with the Moto3 Misano win.

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