Five-time 500cc world champion Mick Doohan has slammed the ‘riding standards’ used by Jaume Masia to clinch the Moto3 title in Qatar on Sunday.
Masia won the 2023 crown in Moto3 after making several aggressive passes on rival Ayumu Sasaki, with help from his teammate Adrian Fernandez. Some were critical of Masia’s riding standards, including former racer Jack Doohan, who expressed shock over the lack of penalty for Masia and his team. Despite the controversy, Sasaki’s performance was praised, as he gave it his all. Several intense encounters between Masia, Sasaki, and Fernandez were captured during the race. Fernandez’s move on Sasaki potentially played a role in securing the championship for Masia.