After charging from 14th on the grid to take a podium with third in Race 1, Diaz once again produced an impressive comeback on Sunday. With the race cut short to nine laps following an early red flag, Diaz moved up to second as they headed onto lap six. Then, another red flag emerged, seeing the Spanish youngster claim his seventh podium of 2022, moving 26 points clear of Garcia in the title battle.
The 2017 WorldSSP300 champion dominated Race 1 from 11th on the grid, winning by 10.984s – the second largest margin in the championship’s history. Garcia was in the podium battle again in Race 2, but was eventually classified in ninth, ahead of bLU cRU graduate Ton Kawakami.
Italy’s Matteo Vannucci backed up his fifth-place result in Race 1 with more points on Sunday in 12th, while former Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider Humberto Maier enjoyed a strong weekend, qualifying second on the grid, before finishing sixth and 14th on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup winner Iker Garcia Abella unfortunately missed out on points on Sunday, having finished eight in Race 1.