Moto2: Luca Marini holds off Lowes for his third win of the season.

Published on September 27, 2020
By Dawn Hammersley

Championship leader Luca Marini showed good consistency and calmness throughout the race, with Sam Lowes charging through the pack and putting the Italian under immense pressure, but the Brit’s rear tyre lost grip towards the end of the race.

MB Conveyors Speed Up’s Fabio Di Giannantonio gets his first podium of the season, finishing in third position, this was very emotional for him after his struggles this season and being able to overcome them. His team-mate Jorge Navarro had a great battle with America’s Joe Roberts, battling for fourth position throughout the race, which Navarro claimed the fourth-place finish.

Italtrans Racing Team’s Enea Bastianini managed to make a great start gaining five positions at turn one putting him in fifth place, he had a lot of battles throughout the race fighting with the two PETRONAS bikes and Marco Bezzecchi. He was able to avoid any drama and managed to finish in sixth position behind Joe Roberts, meaning he is now 20 points off Marini in the championship.

Turn nine was the demise of the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing team’s Jake Dixon and Xavi Vierge, Jake was running in a strong sixth position until on lap six he had a technical problem which denied the Brit of an equalling best finish, Xavi Vierge’s home GP also came to an end at turn nine on lap eight, losing the front and crashing out. Red Bull KTM’s Jorge Martin’s return did not go as planned as he was in 20th position and retired to the box on lap 14.

ONEXOX TKKR SAG TEAM’s Remy Gardner will want to forget this race weekend with his six-place grid demotion meaning he started down in sixteenth position, during the race he had to do a long lap penalty due to track limits with six laps to go, the Australian finished the race in sixteenth position.

Luca Marini leads Enea Bastianini by 20 points, another triple header awaits them in a fortnights time as they head to Le Mans and Aragon, can he maintain his championship lead?

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