Moto2: Sam Lowes takes first Pole Position of the Season in Aragon

Published on October 17, 2020
By Jack Hammersley

Sam Lowes has been the man to beat so far this weekend. After taking his first win in four years at Le Mans, the Brit has the forward momentum heading into the final five races of the season, taking his first Pole Position of the season. Can he convert it into a second consecutive race victory and close down Championship Leader Luca Marini?

Marco Bezzecchi has secured second place on the grid alongside Sam Lowes. He looks to get the holeshot at turn one and get ahead of the Brit and try to take good points out of teammate and current championship leader Luca Marini, and take his fifth podium in six races and is also looking for a possible second race win of the year.

SKY VR46 Racing’s Luca Marini will head the third row of the grid in seventh place. Luca is behind Marco and Sam, but crucially ahead of Enea Bastianini who’s second in the championship. Luca has had great launches off the line all year, and this is what he’ll need to do tomorrow to get closer to his championship rivals because the Italian can’t afford to take any chances in these last five races.

Enea Bastianini’s struggles for pace continues as the Italtrans rider has qualified down in twelfth position, meaning there are five positions between him and Luca, but also ten positions between himself and Bezzecchi. So Enea is going to have to charge through the field in the race tomorrow in any hopes of maintaining his second-place position in the championship as it looks to be in hot waters with Bezzecchi and Lowes at the helm.

Fabio Di Giannantonio continues his fast pace over the weekend, taking his first front row of the season. Fabio has shown great pace all weekend and will a contender to take his maiden Moto 2 race victory in tomorrow’s proceedings.

Jake Dixon who has been on a great run of form since the Styrian Grand Prix continues to improve and improve at every round they go to as the Petronas Sprinta Racing rider managed to once again improve his best qualifying position of his career. The Brit will head the second row on the grid in fourth position and will be looking bag that elusive top-five finish in Moto 2 which he’s shown capable of in the past three races.

Can Sam Lowes take a second race victory and close down championship leader Luca Marini, or will another contender stake their claim? The Moto2 race takes place at 13:20 (GMT+2)

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