Round three really put the skillset of each finalist to the test. The two tracks disputed are classics on the current MotoGP™ calendar: Race 1 took place at the Circuit of Jerez – Angel Nieto, the home of the Spanish Grand Prix, while Race 2 was held at the Red Bull Ring, located high in the spectacular Styrian Alps.
The first of the two races, at Jerez, was a tense four-way fight throughout. Starting from pole, Cristianmm17 controlled the race, throughout despite the close attentions of Ecstar Suzuki’s AndreaSaveri11, Ducati Lenovo eSport Team’s PieroRicciuti55 and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Hammer4658. Just 1.9s covered the high-speed quarter, who finished in that order at the flag.
Meanwhile, both Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™’s Trast73 and Repsol Honda Team’s Adriaan_26 – first and second in the Global Series standings coming into this round – struggled to feature toward the front late on. Trast73 recovered from a subdued qualifying performance to finish fifth, while Adriaan_26 was a disappointing ninth.