Moto2: Remy Gardner Takes Maiden Victory as Enea Bastianini Wins the Moto2 World Championship
It was the Perfect Day for Australia’s Remy Gardner has Claimed his first Moto2 victory of his career, and Enea Bastianini brings home a fifth place to take the Championship.
Remy was second going into turn one, but was able to retake the lead at turn three after a mistake by Luca. Remy held the lead until the start of lap eight when Luca outbreaked Remy into turn one and was also taken by Sam Lowes. But Remy didn’t give up and was able to make his charge back up to second place on lap 13, and started to set fastest laps of the race and was on the back of Luca Marini for six laps until he made his move on the penultimate lap at turn three and was able to set the track record on the final lap of the race. Taking the win for his final race with the Onexox TKKR SAG Team as he will move to the Red Bull KTM Ajo Team alongside Raul Fernandez next year.
Luca Marini looked in fine form all weekend and got the holeshot into turn one and looked to try and pull a gap but he accidentally went into neutral coming out of turn three and dropping to third position, but Luca fought back, taking first position on lap eight and looked set to pull away and take the win in convincing fashion and try to win the championship, but Remy was ultimately too strong and he couldn’t do anything about Remy Gardner on the final two laps and had to bring the SKY VR46 Kalex home in second place for his final race in Moto 2 before he moves up to MotoGP with the Esponsorama SKY VR46 Ducati next year. Luca was able to finish second in the championship, nine points behind champion Enea Bastianini and beat Sam Lowes on countback on second-place finishes.
Britain’s Sam Lowes but in an incredible performance, managing to finish in third place despite suffering badly with his right wrist, Sam was able to dig down deep and set an incredible pace staying with Luca Marini for two-thirds of the race until he dropped off due to the pain. Sam finished third place in the championship drawing with Luca Marini, but losing out on countback of second places. Sam will be looking to rest and heal from the wrist injury and get prepared for next season to fight for the 2021 title.
Marco Bezzecchi had a lot of work to do, starting from 12th on the grid and had to win the race to stand any chance of the lifting the title, but he was unable to win and finished in fourth place. The Italian had to battle with Enea Bastianini, Augusto Fernandez and Jorge Martin throughout the race, but he was able to hold them off an finish in fourth place. Marco finished fourth in the championship, 21 points off Bastianini and looks set to fight for the title again next year.
Enea Bastianini did the job he needed to do to win his first World Championship, finishing in fifth place. Enea was having to battle with Martin and Fernandez also, constantly swapping positions over the race, with Enea proving very strong in turn one. Enea crossed the line in fifth position and has won the championship by nine points. He’ll move up to the Esponsorama Ducati Team for 2021 alongside rival Luca Marini.
It was another race that ended in disaster for BETA Tools Speed Up’s Fabio Di Giannantonio who once again had shown great pace all weekend and had great potential to fight for the win, but it was not meant to be. Hitting the kerb at turn one and losing the front and taking Nicolo Bulega with him, preventing Bulega’s chance of achieving his best result of the season. Fabio will be looking to improve next season with better consistency.
So 2020 comes to an end, with Enea Bastianini emerging as the World Champion, with six different winners and 6 further podium finishers. Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini and Jorge will be moving up to the MotoGP class on Ducatis. 2021 looks set to be another great season with Moto 3 Champion Albert Arenas, Tony Arbolino, Ai Ogura, Raul Fernandez and Celestino Vietti moving up into the championship.
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