Moto2: Sam Lowes Takes Second Consecutive Victory as Marini Crashes Out
Sam Lowes who looked strong all weekend managed to convert his pole position into a race win. However it wasn’t easy for Sam as he only lead the last two laps of the race as he took advantage of Marco Bezzecchi losing the front at turn two to take his second victory of the season and is now second in the championship, just two points from now leader Enea Bastianini
It was a great comeback from 12th on the grid for Enea Bastianini, the Italian hadn’t shown incredible pace in the practice sessions, but come the race he was back on form, making his way through to fifth place by lap seven. Enea had a titanic battle with Red Bull KTM’s Jorge Martin who returns to the podium since his second place at the Styrian Grand Prix. With Enea finishing in second place and the dnf’s of Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, it means that Enea has retaken the championship lead, two points in front of Sam Lowes and three points ahead of Luca Marini
It’s been a struggle for Luca Marini as the SKY VR46 rider was sitting in sixth position behind Jake Dixon until on lap three at turn 14, the Italian lost the front making a second non-points finish, meaning he’s lost his championship lead and has dropped from first to third in the standings. Luca will be looking to get back on form in next weeks Aragon round.
Fabio Di Giannantonio was showing his pace in the race being in the top three and battling with Bezzecchi and Lowes and eventually took the lead on lap 10 at turn 15, but three corners later, he lost the front at turn two, crushing any hopes of taking a maidne Moto 2 victory for the Italian. Fabio will have to take the positives from this weekend and use it to try and claim that elusive maiden win in next weeks Aragon round.
Jake Dixon had a very good launch from fourth place on grid getting into turn one in second position but dropped back to fourth by the end of lap one. The Brit then dropped to sixth as Martin and Bastianini overtook during the race, but was able to capitalise on the crashes of Fabio and Marco to get his career best finish of fourth. Can Dixon use this second round at Aragon to claim his first Moto 2 podium?
Remy Gardner was having a great battle with Marcos Ramirez and Hector Garzo for fifth position, with the Australian just about coming out on top. Remy has retunred to his early 2019 form recently and is looking strong at every track they go to. Can the Australian take another podium this season?
Bastianini now leads the championship from Sam Lowes by two points with Luca Marini a further point back and Marco Bezzecchi 24 points behind Enea. Any one of them can lead the championship next week as they head to the second Aragon weekend. Can Sam Lowes take a third victory of the season and at the circuit? Or will one the other contenders from this weekend be able to stop the Brit in his track?
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