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Garcia Powers to Last Gasp WorldSSP300 Victory at Estoril

Garcia Powers to Last Gasp WorldSSP300 Victory at Estoril

Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team’s Marc Garcia produced a stunning Race 1 performance at Circuito Estoril, taking his second FIM Supersport 300 World Championship victory of the season on the final run to the line.

The 2017 WorldSSP300 champion had qualified a strong second on the grid, and although he dropped back at the start of the race, Garcia was back to the front by the second lap. As the race settled in, he and Kawasaki rider Samuel Di Sora began to pull away from the rest of the field, trading places out front in an all-out duel for the win. 

In the end, the 22-year-old timed it perfectly, slipstreaming through on the run to the line to take victory, and with it the championship lead.

Starting ninth on the grid, bLU cRU graduate Alvaro Diaz battled for the final spot on the podium all race long, eventually finishing sixth, with Italy’s Matteo Vannucci just 0.311s behind in eighth. 

The WorldSSP300 riders will be back in action once again tomorrow at 15:15 (local time, GMT+1) for Race 2, following a final 15-minute Warm Up at 09:50.

For Race 1 results, click here.

Marc Garcia: P1

Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team

Today was amazing to win again. We made a good strategy and scored some good points for the championship, so I hope to continue in this line. The plan was to be in the right place on the final lap and I managed this so I’m happy. I’m just taking it race-by-race, it’s difficult to always be at the top, so we will see for the next one.