Jaume Masia’s early Moto3 coronation was helped by both Masia and team-mate Adrian Fernandez repeatedly roughing up title rival Ayumu Sasaki
Jaume Masia, the newly-crowned 2023 Moto3 champion, won the Qatar Grand Prix and faced significant controversy for his aggressive racing tactics. Despite the controversy, Masia showed no remorse and defended his actions after the race. He went into the race with a comfortable lead over his rival Ayumu Sasaki but had to contend with a chaotic Moto3 race and a pack of other racers. Masia made two aggressive moves on Sasaki at Turn 6, causing them both to drop in position, but Masia came out in front both times. The race stewards gave Masia a conduct warning but took no further action. Masia’s teammate, Adrian Fernandez, also displayed aggressive riding towards Sasaki, which ultimately helped Masia secure the championship.