Podium glory at Motegi

Overcoming dire conditions, Marco Bezzecchi rode to a sensational third place finish.

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Surviving a sodden San Marino GP

Despite treacherous conditions, top-grade determination bags a top 10 finish

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Moto3 Race

Surging through the pack

Albert Arenas, claimed a brilliant place in the championship points from 32nd place to finish 12th.

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surging through the pack



Best race of the year

Three of our MGP3O machines finished in the points.

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Moto 3

SEASON STANDINGS

RACE REWIND

Qatar GP

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Mahindra Racing’s hopes of scoring points in the first GP of 2017 were dashed under the Qatari floodlights, when big-hearted class rookie Marco Bezzecchi crashed out after fighting his way to the front of a fierce group. He had started the last of 18 laps in 12th place, leading the second group.

The 18-year-old Italian rookie, riding for the French CIP team in his first GP as a full-time rider, had overcome some fast company in the tight chasing pack, which was circulating at the same pace as the leaders. He had been the best-placed of the six Mahindra-mounted riders, dropping to the back after a fall. Bezzecchi would remount to finish 25th.

There was encouragement for the team in spite of the disappointing results. The Mahindra MGP3O has been completely revised, and has proved both fast and reliable in preseason tests and at the first GP, showing the core strength of the package.

Qatar MotoGP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo Della Porta

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
23
TIME
38'55.752
GAP
+28.388
BEST
2'07.974
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
8'41.111
GAP
14 Laps
BEST
2'07.569

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
22
TIME
38'55.743
GAP
+28.379
BEST
2'08.372
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
25
TIME
39'21.708
GAP
+54.344
BEST
2'07.777

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
38'55.398
GAP
+28.034
BEST
2'08.324
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
-
TIME
31'07.793
GAP
4 Laps
BEST
2'12.337
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Track Details
Length 5.4 km
Width12 m
Laps18
Total Distance96.8 km

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Argentina Next
Argentine GP

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Mahindra were just three places away from the points in today's Argentine GP, second round of the 2017 World Championship series in the ultra-close Moto3 class.

But close is not good enough for the only Indian constructor in World Championship racing, especially after three race victories in 2016, and the team is looking forward to fighting hard in the remaining 16 rounds.

For the six Mahindra riders – five of them Grand Prix rookies – the goals are still clear, on a completely revised MGP3O machine that showed strong speed potential and the bike's trademark impeccable handling in pre-season tests.

Argentina GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
25
TIME
39'23.501
GAP
+50.124
BEST
1'50.535
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
-
TIME
22'23.886
GAP
9 Laps
BEST
1'50.216

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
19
TIME
39'00.151
GAP
+26.774
BEST
1'50.290
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
21
TIME
39'00.777
GAP
+27.400
BEST
1'50.300

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
38'53.950
GAP
+20.573
BEST
1'49.993
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
26
TIME
39'51.756
GAP
+1'18.379
BEST
1'51.344
Argentina GPArgentina GP
Track Details
Length 4.8 KMS
Width16 M
Laps21
Total Distance100.9 KMS

GALLERY

Qatar PrevAmericas Next
Americas GP

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Mahindra completed the third of the opening three fly-away MotoGP races today just two places away from the points, and are looking forward to regrouping when the European season begins in a fortnight.

It has been a difficult start for the only Indian constructor in the world championships, with the all-new version of the Mahindra MGP3O still finding its feet in the ultra-close Moto3 class.

Now, after the far-away rounds in Qatar, Argentina and today in the USA, the team returns to its base in Italy, with the chance to put the final polish on the new machine, and resume steady strong finishes, as a follow-up to the three wins in Mahindra’s best-yet 2016 season.

Americas GP

Mahindra Racers

Mahindra Gaviota Aspar

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
21
TIME
27'42.652
GAP
+26.811
BEST
2'18.024
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
26
TIME
27'59.845
GAP
+44.004
BEST
2'19.002

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
17
TIME
27'40.188
GAP
+24.347
BEST
2'17.156
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
25
TIME
27'59.630
GAP
+43.789
BEST
2'18.588

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
23
TIME
2'18.135
GAP
+37.960
BEST
2'18.135
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
28'06.912
GAP
+51.071
BEST
2'19.940
Argentina GPArgentina GP
Track Details
Length 4.8 KMS
Width16 M
Laps21
Total Distance100.9 KMS

GALLERY

Qatar PrevAmericas Next
Spanish GP

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Mahindra Racing's hopes of regaining momentum in the return to Europe came to fruition in Jerez today, with official team rider Albert Arenas picking up his and the team's first points of the year with a hard-fought 14th place.

The 20-year-old Spaniard, who had qualified an equal career-best 13th, battled hard with more experienced riders for the lead of a pursuit group locked in a bitter fight for 12th place. Arenas had placed third in morning warm-up and was confident for the race. Trapped by his starting position in the chase pack, he was less than a second off the lead, after 23 laps of hard racing around the iconic 4.423-km circuit in the south of Spain.

Spanish GP

Mahindra Racers

Mahindra Northgate Aspar

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
14
TIME
41'36.371
GAP
+10.665
BEST
1'47.605
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
41'47.330
GAP
+21.624
BEST
1'47.437

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
27
TIME
42'26.626
GAP
+1'00.920
BEST
1'48.420
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
-
TIME
24'00.234
GAP
10 Laps
BEST
1'47.710

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
41'46.542
GAP
+20.836
BEST
1'47.614
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
26
TIME
42'23.200
GAP
+57.494
BEST
1'48.807
Spanish GpSpanish Gp
Track Details
Length 4.4 KM
WIDTH11 M
LAPS23
TOTAL DISTANCE101.7 KM

GALLERY

Americas PrevFrance Next
French GP

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In spite of a costly crash to the leading Mahindra rider, the only Indian constructor in the world championship series had three machines in the points in today's French GP, scoring its best result of the year so far.

Mahindra Aspar team rider Albert Arenas had qualified a career-best fifth and was running a strong fourth when the first attempt at the opening race of the day came to an abrupt end on only the second lap of the 4.185km Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans.

The entire leading group and more than 18 other riders crashed early on the second of 24 scheduled laps on oil spilled by a rider involved in an earlier crash.

French GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
14
TIME
27'54.235
GAP
+16.405
BEST
1'43.402
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
5'18.064
GAP
13 Laps
BEST
1'43.579

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
15
TIME
27'54.344
GAP
+16.514
BEST
1'43.391
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
18
TIME
27'54.826
GAP
+16.996
BEST
1'43.570

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
11
TIME
27'45.334
GAP
+7.504
BEST
1'42.832
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
23
TIME
28'19.889
GAP
+42.059
BEST
1'45.097
French GPFrench GP
Track Details
Length 4.2 KM
WIDTH13 M
LAPS24
TOTAL DISTANCE100.4 KM

GALLERY

Italy PrevSpain Next
Italian GP

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Mahindra riders came within less than a second of adding to World Championship racing’s only Indian constructor’s points score in today’s Italian GP. But with a pack of 19 riders crossing the line within a record 2.3 seconds, they narrowly missed the top-15 scoring positions.

The first race of the day at the majestic 5.245-km Mugello circuit, overlooked by the Apennine mountain passes of the historic Mille Miglia, produced a breath-taking Moto3 battle. Riders were changing places from the first moment to the last of the 20-lap, 104.9 km contest.

It was desperately hard to gain places in a brawling pack, running into the track’s sweeping corners four or five abreast; but easy to lose them – a small slip could easily cost a rider ten or more positions. For example, the fastest qualifier – former Mahindra rider Jorge Martin – ran right up front for much of the race, but finished 15th.

The top Mahindra rider was Marco Bezzecchi, riding for the independent CIP team, who moved up four places to 17th on the last lap. The Italian rookie was just seven tenths of a second away from the points.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
39'46.282
GAP
+2.319
BEST
1'57.578
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
37'46.853
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
1'57.622

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
17
TIME
39'46.222
GAP
+2.259
BEST
1'57.909
Marco Bezzecchi

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
22
TIME
39'55.125
GAP
+11.162
BEST
1'57.649

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
39'46.282
GAP
+3.053
BEST
1'57.985
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
40'21.850
GAP
+37.887
BEST
1'59.755
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Track Details
Length5.2 km
Width14 m
Laps20
Total Distance104.9 km

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France PrevCatalan Next
Catalan GP

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Italian teenage grand prix rookie Marco Bezzecchi added to his growing reputation and to Mahindra's growing points score with a brilliant last lap at today's Catalan GP, gaining three places in one corner for his second points of the season.

The 18-year-old CIP team rider had qualified 24th, but rapidly moved forward to prepare for his last-lap attack. The high point was a fine out-braking move at the end of the back straight. He scythed inside two race-long rivals while a third ran wide and crashed out trying to defend.

Finishing 14th not only won two points, but also meant he was top rookie in the 22-lap race, the seventh of 18 rounds.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
42'34.564
GAP
+22.718
BEST
1'54.842

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
14
TIME
42'28.449
GAP
+16.603
BEST
1'54.580
Manuel PAGLIANI

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
20
TIME
42'34.600
GAP
+22.754
BEST
1'55.094

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
22
TIME
42'35.222
GAP
+23.376
BEST
1'54.991
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
43'22.614
GAP
+1'10.768
BEST
1'56.602
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Track Details
Length5.2 km
Width14 m
Laps20
Total Distance104.9 km

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Italian GP PrevDutch GP Next
Dutch GP

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Mahindra's top rookie Marco Bezzecchi missed the points by one position at the Dutch TT today, after a career-best fifth-fastest starting position was spoiled when he was delayed by other riders’ errors at the Indian constructor’s special circuit.

The 20-year-old Italian finished 16th, with points paid for the first 15 across the line, after 22 laps of the classic 4,542-km circuit in the north of the Netherlands.

One year ago, Pecco Bagnaia claimed the first win for the only Indian constructor in the championship here, going on to win again at Sepang in Mahindra’s best season so far.

Dutch GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
-
TIME
31'41.945
GAP
8 Laps
BEST
1'45.114

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
16
TIME
38'36.613
GAP
+16.249
BEST
1'44.355
Marco Bezzecchi

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
-
TIME
10'38.123
GAP
16 Laps
BEST
1'44.116

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
17
TIME
38'36.708
GAP
+16.344
BEST
1'43.952
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
22
TIME
39'08.535
GAP
+48.171
BEST
1'45.842
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Track Details
Length4.5 km
Width14 m
Laps22
Total Distance 99.9 km

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Catalan GP PrevGerman GP Next
German GP

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For the third time in 2017, Italian teenage grand prix rookie Marco Bezzecchi battled through into the points in today's German Grand Prix, at the pocket-handkerchief Sachsenring circuit near Chemnitz.

It was Bezzecchi's third time in the points, all in the last five races, adding also to the overall score of the only Indian constructor in the World Championship series.

The 18-year-old CIP Mahindra team rider added further lustre to his reputation as a promising prospect, after a patient race of poise and tactics. Starting from 18th position, he was pushed almost off the track in the first corner. After that he showed maturity as he held his position, near the back of a huge and tightly packed group.

German GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
19
TIME
40'14.829
GAP
+40.054
BEST
1'28.37

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
15
TIME
39'52.378
GAP
+17.603
BEST
1'28.187
Marco Bezzecchi

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
20
TIME
40'15.029
GAP
+40.254
BEST
1'28.604

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
39'52.638
GAP
+17.863
BEST
1'27.911
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
25
TIME
40'47.779
GAP
+1'13.004
BEST
1'28.670
German GP CircuitGerman GP Circuit
Track Details
Length3.7 km
Width12 m
Laps27
Total Distance99.1 km

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Dutch GP PrevCzech GP Next
Czech GP

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Aspar Mahindra team rider Albert Arenas, in his come-back ride after missing three races through injury, claimed a brilliant place in the championship points today, overcoming a time-sheet penalty that meant he had to start from last on the grid.

The 20-year-old Spaniard surged through on a damp 5.403-km Brno circuit from 32nd place to finish 12th, having caught and moved into the thick of a group disputing sixth place. Arenas was less than four second from the front of that pack.

Back in the saddle for the first time since a last-lap crash in the Italian GP on June 4, Arenas was hit with the penalty because of a technical time infringement in practice. He and another rider were moved back 12 grid places as a result.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
12
TIME
4'53.399
GAP
+12.085
BEST
2'19.607
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
5'01.626
GAP
+20.312
BEST
2'19.251

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
22
TIME
45'06.086
GAP
+24.772
BEST
2'19.351
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
25
TIME
45'20.150
GAP
+38.836
BEST
2'18.860

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
45'04.994
GAP
+23.680
BEST
2'18.815
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
30
TIME
45'29.721
GAP
+48.407
BEST
2'20.053
Czech Republic Grand Prix Race TrackCzech Republic Grand Prix Race Track
Track Details
Length5.4 km
Width15 m
Laps19
Total Distance102.7 km

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German GP PrevAustrian GP Next
Austrian GP

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Aspar Mahindra team rider Albert Arenas and CIP team rider Marco Bezzecchi paid the price of ultra-close combat in a huge multi-bike battle for championship points in today’s Austrian GP, crashing out together on the last of 23 laps of the scenic 4.318-km Red Bull Ring circuit.

The pair had been in close company in an enormous pack going for the final points, along with second CIP rider Manuel Pagliani, who had cut through from near the back of the grid to have several spells at the front of the second group.

Pagliani survived the last-lap carnage to finish 19th, barely four tenths from the front of the group going for 15th place.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
36'01.943
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
1'37.261
Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
-
TIME
1'38.229
GAP
21 Laps
BEST
1'38.229

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
19
TIME
37'39.797
GAP
+16.673
BEST
1'37.114
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
-
TIME
36'01.647
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
1'37.182

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
37'40.201
GAP
+17.077
BEST
1'37.481
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
24
TIME
38'21.106
GAP
+57.982
BEST
1'39.021
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Track Details
Length 4.3 km
Width13 m
Laps23
Total Distance99.3 km

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Czech GP PrevBritish GP Next
British GP

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CIP Mahindra rider Manuel Pagliani claimed his first points of the season in an epically close British Grand Prix today, which was red-flagged with one lap to go, when the 21-year-old Italian was lying 16th.

He had his eyes set on moving up into the top 15, but his hopes were dashed when the race was stopped before the end of that final lap, after an accident left an injured rider in a dangerous position.

Final results were taken from the end of lap 16 of a scheduled 17, and Pagliani was promoted to 15th, in the points, after another rider was penalised for an infringement. He was an almost notional 0.048 of a second away from 14th place.

British GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
17
TIME
35'57.588
GAP
+4.560
BEST
2'13.711
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
26
TIME
36'15.612
GAP
+22.584
BEST
2'14.518

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
15
TIME
35'56.888
GAP
+3.860
BEST
2'13.405
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
19
TIME
35'57.706
GAP
+4.678
BEST
2'13.596

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
23
TIME
36'10.715
GAP
+17.687
BEST
2'14.425
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
24
TIME
36'11.699
GAP
+18.671
BEST
2'14.113
British Grand Prix Race TrackBritish Grand Prix Race Track
Track Details
Length5.9 km
Width15 m
Laps17
Total Distance100.3 km

GALLERY

Austria PrevSan Marino Next
San Marino GP

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A sodden and treacherous Misano World Circuit brought the best result of the season for the only Indian constructor in the World Championship, with two riders in the top ten and two more in the points-scoring positions – steadfast survivors in a race of attrition, with no less than 23 crashes.

In fact, the top MGP3O finisher, Saxoprint team rider Jakub Kornfeil, on a Peugeot-badged MGP3O, did slip off on the fifth of 23 laps at the 4.226 km circuit. But the experienced 24-year old Czech racer was able to scramble back on board. He lost 15 places, and then had to forfeit one more, penalised for an illegal overtake. But with a determined recovery ride he forged his way through to a season-best seventh.

One of his last victims was Aspar Mahindra rider Albert Arenas, who finished a close eighth, one of very few riders to experience an incident-free race, and taking full profit after starting from 26th on the grid. It was also the 20-year old Spaniard’s best finish of the year.

San Marino GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
8
TIME
47'37.710
GAP
+1'13.420
BEST
2'02.955
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
15
TIME
47'50.129
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
2'03.894

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
11
TIME
48'03.378
GAP
+1'39.088
BEST
2'02.624
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
-
TIME
27'03.330
GAP
10 Laps
BEST
2'01.697

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
7
TIME
47'34.274
GAP
+1'09.984
BEST
2'01.352
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
-
TIME
46'05.177
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
2'04.035
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Track Details
Length4.2 km
Width 14 m
Laps23
Total Distance97.2 kms

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British GP PrevAragon GP Next
Aragon GP

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Two weeks after Mahindra’s best race of the season at Misano, Italian Marco Bezzecchi ran out of time to claim more points at the Aragon GP, in a race shortened from 20 to 13 laps after thick mist forced a lengthy delay in the morning.

The 18-year-old Italian in the CIP Mahindra team qualified 17th, but stumbled at the start before closing on a huge leading group in a frantic dash. The top 18 were all across the line within just over 2.5 seconds after 66 kilometres of hectic, close racing.

Bezzecchi’s MGP3O was just off the back of this group, losing touch only on the final lap, after having fought throughout in the hope of finding a way up into the top 15 and into the points.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
27
TIME
26'19.074
GAP
+21.467
BEST
2'00.189
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

TIME
14'03.782
GAP
6 Laps
BEST
1'59.141

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
19
TIME
26'02.006
GAP
+4.399
BEST
1'58.992
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
23
TIME
26'12.310
GAP
+14.703
BEST
1'59.604

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
25
TIME
26'15.202
GAP
+17.595
BEST
1'59.927
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
29
TIME
26'32.285
GAP
+34.678
BEST
2'00.151
Aragon GP Race TrackAragon GP Race Track
Track Details
Length5.1 km
Width15 m
Laps20
Total Distance101.5 km

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Japanese GP

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Mahindra rider Marco Bezzecchi rode from a career-best qualifying position to a sensational third place at Motegi today, overcoming dire conditions and conquering his rivals at a rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix.

The 18-year-old Mahindra CIP team rider from Rimini was less than a second away from second place, and his career-first podium came in his rookie grand prix season. This was his fourth time to finish in the points. The 16 points awarded for third moves Bezzecchi to the head of the Rookie of the Year standings.

It was a double top ten for Mahindra, as Jakub Kornfeil (24) underlined the strength of the only Indian constructor in the World Championship series with eighth place.

Japanese GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
-
TIME
-
GAP
0 Lap
BEST
-

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
8
TIME
29'37.903
GAP
+15.625
BEST
2'15.084
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
22
TIME
30'10.751
GAP
+48.473
BEST
2'16.676

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
3
TIME
29'27.291
GAP
+5.013
BEST
2'14.291
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
-
TIME
2'27.045
GAP
12 Laps
BEST
-
JapanJapan
Track Details
Length 4.8 km
Width15 m
Laps20
Total Distance96 km

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Australian GP

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One week after a first podium of the year for the only Indian constructor in the World Championship, three Mahindra riders finished in the points in a spectacular Australian Grand Prix today, after earlier challenging for the lead in a massive Moto3 brawl.

The first race of the day was shortened from a scheduled 23 laps of the fast and scenic seaside Phillip Island circuit to just 15, after a rain squall brought out red flags. Mahindra’s success came in spite of losing leading rider Marco Bezzecchi, who slipped off his CIP-team Mahindra on the eighth lap, after pushing his way through to as high as second place in the leading pack from 12th on the grid.

Australian GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
10
TIME
24'55.495
GAP
+4.005
BEST
1'38.473

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
15
TIME
24'58.030
GAP
+6.540
BEST
1'38.738
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
-
TIME
11'41.896
GAP
8 Laps
BEST
1'38.791

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
12
TIME
24'55.575
GAP
+4.085
BEST
1'38.459
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
-
TIME
15'14.376
GAP
6 Laps
BEST
1'39.911
AustraliaAustralia
Track Details
Length4.4 km
Width13 m
Laps23
Total Distance102.3 km

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Malaysian GP

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Italian rider Manuel Pagliani fought hard to finish in the points in today's Malaysian GP. His 15th-place finish means that the only Indian constructor in the World Championship series has scored points in each of the three successive "flyaway" races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia.

In fact, the Mahindra MGP3O has scored points in four of the last five races, with a best of third in Japan, and another top-ten in Australia, as Mahindra's current adventure in the Moto3 class draws to a close after seven years.

Today's result comes at the track where Mahindra secured the second of three race wins in 2016 – the 5.543-km Sepang circuit close to the capital Kuala Lumpur's international airport.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
-
TIME
36'22.614
GAP
2 Laps
BEST
2'15.060

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
15
TIME
40'36.531
GAP
+21.986
BEST
2'13.409
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
19
TIME
40'40.718
GAP
+26.173
BEST
2'13.894

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
21
TIME
40'55.317
GAP
+40.772
BEST
2'14.574
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
23
TIME
41'15.463
GAP
+1'00.918
BEST
2'15.812
MalaysiaMalaysia
Track Details
Length5.5 km
Width16 m
Laps18
Total Distance 99.8 km

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Valencia GP

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Four Mahindra MGP3O machines crossed the line for the last time in today’s Valencia Moto3 GP close together, and within just 1.8 seconds – bowing out with a final close fight among colleagues and team-mates.

The final round of the 2017 Moto3 World Championship also marked Mahindra Racing’s withdrawal from the series. Mahindra is India’s only motorcycle manufacturer competing in a world championship, having entered MotoGP in 2011 to further develop its expertise in two-wheels and increase global brand recognition. The USD19 billion multinational company, based in Mumbai, soon found success. Within its first year of competition, Mahindra Racing achieved its first pole position, coming at the final round in Valencia as the 125cc two-stroke class came to a close.

The dawn of the four-stroke Moto3 era saw Mahindra Racing as one of only three manufacturers to develop and supply their own chassis and engine in the form of the Mahindra MGP3O.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
20
TIME
40'36.553
GAP
+34.360
BEST
1'40.654
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
23
TIME
40'37.151
GAP
+34.958
BEST
1'40.866

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
22
TIME
40'36.596
GAP
+34.403
BEST
1'40.334
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
28
TIME
41'19.302
GAP
+1'17.109
BEST
1'40.696

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
40'35.321
GAP
+33.128
BEST
1'40.149
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
29
TIME
41'33.24
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
1'41.376
Valencia GP Race TrackValencia GP Race Track
Track Details
Length4 km
Width12 m
Laps24
Total Distance96.1 km

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