In Malaysia, the Sepang International Circuit buzzed with MotoGP’s arrival for the 18th round of the 2023 season, kickstarting a series of rapid-fire races.
CFMOTO captivated fans with a thrilling Moto3 Grand Prix at Sepang, stirring excitement among the spectators.
During the final Southeast Asia leg of the Grand Prix, CFMOTO PruestelGP showcased their Moto3-themed concept 800NK at Italy’s EICMA show, solidifying their global presence.
Artigas showcased a brilliant performance akin to his strategy in the French Grand Prix, securing his best result since round four.
Kelso sustained his impressive Moto3 run, securing another commendable top-ten finish, showcasing his consistency among the top riders.
Next, the MotoGP fraternity heads to Qatar’s challenging Lusail International Circuit for the penultimate showdown.
Following an intense series of races across Indonesia, Australia, and Thailand, CFMOTO strategically gathered points and podium positions, preparing for the final three-race sprint.
Amid a week-long break, CFMOTO PruestelGP regrouped for fixtures in Malaysia, Qatar, and Spain, aiming to support Kelso and Artigas in finishing the season strongly.
At the Sepang track, known for its unique challenges, Kelso and Artigas showed promising efforts during practice and improved their positions in qualifying.
During the 15-lap Moto3 race, both CFMOTO riders surged into the lead pack, with Artigas finishing an impressive 7th, closely followed by Kelso.
Artigas currently holds 14th place in the Moto3 world championship, with Kelso in the 18th spot. CFMOTO PruestelGP ranks 9th out of 14 teams in the Teams contest.
Now, the focus shifts to Doha’s Lusail International Circuit for the upcoming Grand Prix.
rtigas expressed satisfaction with his 7th place finish, aiming for an even stronger performance in Qatar despite challenging conditions.
Kelso, maintaining a positive outlook, highlighted the team’s intent to address weaknesses for the forthcoming Qatar event.
The thrilling Moto3 2023 Grand Prix of Malaysia showcased:
- Collin Veijer (NED) Husqvarna – 33:30.072
- Ayumu Sasaki (JPN) Husqvarna – +0.066
- Jaume Masia (ESP) Honda – +0.328
- Xavier Artigas (ESP), CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP – +7.345
- Joel Kelso (AUS), CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP – +7.400
The Moto3 2023 World Championship standings after 18 rounds:
- Jaume Masia (ESP) Honda – 230 points
- Ayumu Sasaki (JPN) Husqvarna – 213
- David Alonso (COL) GASGAS – 205
- Xavier Artigas (ESP) CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP – 76
- Joel Kelso (AUS) CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP – 48