The pairing of Martin-Di Giannantonio has clinched the first goal of the season in Australia: with 31 points combined at Phillip Island between the two, Team Del Conca Gresini have come out victorious in the brand-new Moto3 World Championship special classification for teams.
Following what has been so far a top-level season, this title goes to Fausto Gresini’s oufit courtesy of eight wins – six by Martin and two by Di Giannantonio – fourteen podiums and point-scoring results in every race but one (Japan).
With a tally of 410 points – more than 90 ahead of title rival Proustel – and only two races left, the team title might have been awarded already, but the world championship crown is still up for grabs with both Martin and Di Giannantonio full in contention for the ultimate prize.
FAUSTO GRESINI – TEAM DEL CONCA GRESINI MOTO3 MANAGER
“What can I say… until now it has been a great ride with a lot more highs than lows. Just like in 2017 we scored a lot of pole positions, although this year we managed to be successful on Sunday, too, which shows the huge leap forward made by both team and riders. The win in this brand-new championship for teams is surely a great goal and we really wanted to be the first to do so not only for ourselves, but also for the sponsors and the fans. Now we need to stay focused on the riders’ championship title!”