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Luis Salom Sneaks Through For His Closest Win Of The Season

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Luis Salom Sneaks Through For His Closest Win Of The Season
Luis Salom of the Red Bull KTM Ajo factory team on Sunday pulled off a victory in Malaysia that was one of the hardest fought and closest of the current season to extend his lead in the World Championship points.

The Spanish rider, whose win gives him seven for the current season acknowledged that it had been a tough fight after he sealed the race in the final corner of the sweeping Sepang circuit.

‰ÛÏThis was incredible,‰Û
Luis Salom Sneaks Through For His Closest Win Of The Season
Jack Miller rode to a strong 6th place finish along side the leading pack of riders - Credit: Honda Racing
Australia's Jack Miller rode a heroic Moto3 race, fighting his way into the lead pack to cross the line just one second behind race winner and series leader. Miller spent the last few laps in the thick of the lead group of six riders and passed two of them on the final lap, but he didn‰Ûªt quite have the speed to hold them off and so finished the race in sixth spot.

It was another impressive display from the Caretta Technology ‰ÛÒ RTG FTR Honda rider who now travels to Phillip Island for his home race.

‰ÛÏIt was good, but a shame about the end, after I‰Ûªd passed a couple of them on that last lap." Miller stated. "It‰Ûªs been good this weekend.

"We had the suspension dialled in great ‰ÛÒ after 18 laps in this heat the bike was still working well, so the team have done a fantastic job. We were sixth but we should be proud because we were only one second off the win ‰ÛÒ that‰Ûªs our best-ever gap to the winner.

"It‰Ûªs great to get this result leading into the Australian GP.‰Û
Luis Salom Sneaks Through For His Closest Win Of The Season
Moto3 Podium - Credit: Gold and Gose
Moto3 Round 14 Resutls - Sepang
1 Luis Salom 40m42.441s ESP KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
2 Alex Marquez 0.069 ESP KTM Estrella Galicia 0'0
3 Miguel Oliveira 0.408 PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
4 Alex Marquez 0.782 ESP KTM Estrella Galicia 0'0
5 Maverick Vinales 1.055 ESP KTM Team Calvo
6 Jack Miller 1.077 AUS HONDA Caretta Technology - RTG
7 Alexis Masbou 5.016 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
8 Jonas Folger 6.277 GER KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
9 Romano Fenati 6.952 ITA HONDA San Carlo Team Italia
10 Philipp Oettl 10.962 GER KTM Paddock TT Motion Events
11 Brad Binder 11.096 ZAF HONDA Ambrogio Racing
12 Niklas Ajo 21.012 FIN KTM Avant Tecno
13 Jakub Kornfeil 29.443 CZE KTM Redox RW Racing GP
14 Isaac Vi̱ales 31.541 ESP HONDA Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta
15 Ana Carrasco 31.579 ESP KTM Team Calvo
16 Francesco Bagnaia 31.695 ITA HONDA San Carlo Team Italia
17 John McPhee 32.058 SCO HONDA Caretta Technology - RTG
18 Livio Loi 32.469 BEL KTM Marc VDS Racing Team
19 Arthur Sissis 34.809 AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 20 Luca Amato 35.240 GER MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing

Championship Standings After 14 of 17 Rounds
1 Luis Salom 284 pts
2 Maverick Vinales 258 pts
3 Alex Rins 250 pts
4 Alex Marquez 182 pts
5 Jonas Folger 137 pts
6 Miguel Oliveira 131 pts
7 Jack Miller 89 pts
8 Alexis Masbou 78 pts
9 Efren Vazquez 62 pts
10 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 60 pts
11 Jakub Kornfeil 59 pts
12 Arthur Sissis 59 pts
13 Romano Fenati 55 pts
14 Brad Binder 55 pts
15 Niklas Ajo 47 pts
16 Isaac Vi̱ales 35 pts
17 Niccolo Antonelli 32 pts
18 Philipp Oettl 24 pts
19 John McPhee 15 pts
20 Danny Webb 15 pts
Top Image: Luis Salom on his way to his seventh win of the season
Credit: Gold and Gose

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