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Moto3: Cortese could become first 2012 champion

Sandro Cortese has the first of four chances to win the 2012 Moto3 World Championship this weekend.
Sandro Cortese will start this Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix with a 51-point lead in the Moto3 World Championship standings, which gives him a mathematical chance of securing the title at Motegi.

In order for Cortese to be crowned with three rounds still remaining, the young German must win Sunday's race with nearest rival Luis Salom failing to score any points and Maverick Viñales failing to finish on the podium.

If Cortese does win the title this year, in addition to becoming the first ever Moto3 champion he would also be the first German rider to win the lightweight class world title since Dirk Raudies in 1993 - and the first ever rider to take a road-racing world title for KTM.

Cortese will step up to the Moto2 class in 2013.

Tagged as: Sandro Cortese , KTM

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October 10, 2012 4:51 PM

I like him and even he might not clinch the title in Motegi, he will have the job done before the last race of the season.As for KTM, I do not know the stats wether will be only a factory premiere or even more-an absolute one which might include a KTM driven bike, as is now the case of Luis Salom''s Kalex.

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