Carlos Tatay was awarded the race victory for the Fundacion Andreas Perez 77 team after Jeremy Alcoba (LaGlisse Academy), who had crossed the line first was penalised 1.6 seconds for an error at turns one and two earlier in the race. Barry Baltus (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team) picked up second with Alcoba having to settle for third.
Ten lap dash
After a red flag in the first race the re-run race was just ten laps. Jeremy Alcoba came through from the middle of row two to take the holeshot in the re-start. But Aleix Viu (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto team) was through into the lead at the second corner. Carlos Tatay was fourth whilst Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) made a poor start dropping from pole to fourth.
On the second lap, Jeremy Alcoba ran off track whilst second in the race and appeared to make sure he didn’t gain an advantage by slotting back into the group in fifth position. The lead then continued to change corner by corner, lap by lap with the impressive European Talent Cup 2018 winner Xavier Artigas (Leopard Impala Junior Team) briefly taking over at the front.
Viu High-sides taking two others with him
Viu, Öncü, Artigas, Alcoba, Tatay were all pushing hard for the race lead when with six laps remaining Viu high-sided coming out of turn five. Right behind him were Artigas and Öncü. Neither could do anything to avoid colliding into the Sama Qatar Angel Nieto KTM machine. The result was three of the race leaders were out. Öncü suffering more bad luck in an already difficult season for the Turkish rider.
This left Alcoba, Tatay and Baltus out front. The podium was sorted barring any incident between the remaining three leaders. With around three laps to go, we were notified that Alcoba would receive a 1.6-second penalty for the incident at turns one and two back on lap two. Having made sure he didn’t take advantage at the time it seemed harsh. Tatay and Baltus could afford to tuck in behind Alcoba without taking too many risks in the closing laps but of course, they had no idea Alcoba had been hit with the penalty.
Alcoba rode brilliantly to defend first position and was delighted to have taken his first race victory of the season. But of course whilst he celebrated with the crowd the results were being adjusted. After imposing the penalty he had finished third.
Victory for Fundacion Andres Perez 77
With Alcoba receiving the penalty Carlos Tatay took the race win for the Fundacion Andreas Perez 77 team. Whilst Alcoba will feel hard done by having received the penalty, it did mean that victory went to the team founded after the terrible accident that led to the sad loss of Andreas Perez at this circuit last year.
British rider Max Cook had started the race down in 21st position. He managed to cross the line in 13th at the end of the ten lap sprint.
David Salvador put in an excellent performance. The Cuna de Campeones rider came from 22nd on the grid to finish the race in sixth place. It was a superb effort in just ten laps. He was just behind Gerard Riu in fourth and Daniel Holgado in fifth.
The result means that Jeremy Alcoba now has 73 points leads the championship by one point from Barry Baltus. Yuki Kunii who isn’t racing this weekend after an accident in the Red Bull Rookies left him with a broken bone in his right wrist, drops to third overall on 70 points. Tatay’s victory takes him to 45 points and into 7th place.
Moto3 JWC Barcelona 2019 race 1 Result
*Time penalty at turn 1-2 – 1.611 seconds