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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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PatrickD

October 12, 2012 10:49 PM

Not bring a pureist of any sort, but I think that moto3, and especially Moto2, have been positive for motorcycle sport. The debate rages about how to change things to make the premier class anywhere near as worthwhile, but credit where credit is due - these are championships worthy of the accolades that the teams and riders assume.



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