Alex Marquez took his first intermediate class win in style on home soil, managing his lead carefully in the Spanish Moto2 Grand Prix.

The EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider claimed the top spot on the podium after his main competition, team-mate and title leader Franco Morbidelli pushed too hard as the pair battled for the lead, leaving Marquez with a clear lead which he managed expertly all the way to the chequered flag.

The Spaniard topped every session on his Kalex bar warm-up heading into the race, completing his domination of the Jerez weekend.

Franco Morbidelli still leads the championship thanks to his wins in the first three races, but after gaining the lead from his team-mate in the race after an error by Marquez the Italian lost the front on lap nine, his bike embedded in the gravel.

An excellent ride from rookie Francesco Bagnaia saw him claim his first podium finish in Moto2 at just the fourth attempt with the Sky Racing VR46 team. Following his best qualifying on Saturday, he moved up from sixth on the grid to push past many more senior riders to secure second, cutting Marquez's lead to 3.442s at the chequered flag.

A late overtake on Mattia Pasini saw Miguel Oliveira return the KTM to the podium in its debut year in Moto2, as the Red Bull Rider picked up the pace in the closing stages.

Italtrans rider Pasini found himself raced out of a first Moto2 podium despite his experience, but was able to hold off the rapidly approaching Luca Marini to keep fourth, with Marini fifth for Forward Racing.

Marcel Schrotter picked up places in the race to finish sixth for Dynavolt Intact GP, overtaking a fading Dominique Aegerter, who ran in the top three for Kiefer in the opening laps, to finish top Suter in sixth.

CarXpert Interwetten rider Tom Luthi could not find a way to improve the performance of his Kalex but still made up ground in the championship standings with some valuable points in eighth, cutting Morbidelli's lead to eleven points.

Yonny Hernandez picked up his first points this season after returning to Moto2 in ninth for AGR Team, with Axel Pons securing his second top ten finish of the year for RW Racing GP.

Lorenzo Baldassarri brought the second Forward entry home in twelfth, with rookie Jorge Navarro taking his best finish since moving up to the intermediate class in twelfth.

Hafizh Syahrin crossed the line in 13th for Petronas Raceline Malaysia, Ricky Cardus took 13th as he continues to sit in for the injured Brad Binder at Red Bull KTM Ajo and Tetsuta Nagashima scored his first championship point in 15th for Teluru SAG Team.

Contact at turn six on lap two saw Simone Corsi, Xavi Vierge and Taka Nakagami all exit the top ten and enter the gravel, both Vierge and Nakagami rejoined the Japanese finished 21st, Vierge returned to his garage in the closing stages

Andrea Locatelli also crashed and rejoined for 26th, Khairul Idham Pawi was less lucky with his race ending in an off-track excursion at turn thirteen. Iker Leuona retired into the pits on the same lap.

Stefano Manzi served his 3 three place grid penalty for taking out Julian Simon in Austin, leaving him last on the grid after a poor qualifying. He crashed out with ten laps remaining but remounted for 25th, lasting one lap longer than Sandro Cortese who was the final faller.

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