Jaume Masiá secured the Moto3 world championship title last Sunday but didn’t escape controversy. In the Qatar GP race, on more than one occasion, he displayed very aggressive riding while battling his main rival, Ayumu Sasaki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP), and received assistance from his teammate at Leopard Racing, Adrián Fernández.
Sasaki and his team strongly criticized Masiá, but they weren’t the only ones. Former rider Mick Doohan also commented on the situation, responding to a Instagram post by Sasaki:
– I’m in shock, no penalty for the riding standards shown by the winning rider, and team. Racing should be hard, but fair, the winner did not win on talent, he knew he didn’t have your talent. Sensational ride Sasaki, you gave it all.