The format for the Americas GP weekend was altered, with Moto2 going first and Moto3 the ultimate race of the day.
American Cameron Beaubier scored his first grand prix pole in entrance of his residence followers on the Circuit of the Americas, however would get jumped off the road in the beginning by a number of riders.
Valentino Rossi protege Celestino Vietti took the lead at Flip 1, however would quickly succumb to the advances of Pons rider Aron Canet.
As he chased Canet, VR46 rider and championship chief Vietti would crash out.
Race chief Canet would additionally finish his race early with a tumble, with 12 riders finally failing to complete – together with Ajo KTM rookie and reigning Moto3 world champion Pedro Acosta and Sam Lowes – who was caught up in a tangle with Somkiat Chantra and Fermin Aldeguer.
Canet’s crash launched Marc VDS’ Tony Arbolino right into a lead he would stretch out to over three seconds to say his first Moto2 win.
Jaume Masia, Crimson Bull KTM Ajo
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Jorge Navarro was the only real Pons rider on the chequered flag in fifth forward of Gresini rookie Jeremy Alcoba, SAG Racing’s Bo Bendsneyder, American Joe Roberts on the Italtrans Kales, Ajo’s Augusto Fernandez and RW Racing’s Barry Baltus.
Vietti continues to guide the championship by 14 factors regardless of his crash, with Ogura and Arbolino second and third.
Within the Moto3 battle, Ajo KTM’s Jaume Masia scored victory with a last-lap transfer to beat Leopard’s Dennis Foggia and Valentino Rossi protégé Andrea Migno (Snipers Honda).
Foggia leads the standings after 4 races from Aspar’s Sergio Garcia, who retired from the COTA race, whereas Migno maintain third – albeit 33 factors adrift of Foggia.
2022 Moto2 Americas GP: Race end result
2022 Moto3 Americas GP: Race end result