Somkiat Chantra won the FIM Moto2 World Championship race Sunday at Mobility Resort Motegi, in Japan. Riding his Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex, the Thai racer won the 19-lap race by 1.353 seconds. It was his first win and first podium finish of the 2023 season.
Chantra’s teammate Ai Ogura was the runner-up, and World Championship point leader Pedro Acosta placed third on his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine.
American Joe Roberts got 12th, and Sean Dylan Kelly (SDK) finished 23rd.