Franco Morbidelli took victory in a tough fought Moto2 Aragon Grand Prix- his eighth win of the season.

The EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider had attempted to pull away at the front but was kept in check by fellow Italian Mattia Pasini, who refused to let him escape, the pair traded blows over the final few laps before Morbidelli finally found a way to the front, holding firm over the final to corners to secure the win.

Italtrans rider Pasini was still elated with his second as his return to form continues, while the duelling ahead gave Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Miguel Oliveira a chance to catch up again after leading at the beginning of the race from pole, but he was left to wonder what might have been in third.

Tom Luthi has still not managed a podium finish at Aragon, but matched his best finish at the track, in fourth for CarXpert Interwetten.

His off the podium finish allows Morbidelli to increase his title lead over him to 21 points, having gotten it down to just nine before the race.

Brad Binder looked to finally be back to his best as he picked people of one by one to rise to fifth, his equal best Moto2 result, completing a great race for KTM with two bikes in the top five.

He was also top rookie after battling past Gresini’s Jorge Navarro who crossed the line in sixth.

Simone Corsi pushed hard to try to stay near the front on his way to seventh with Speed Up, holding off Taka Nakagami (Idemitsu) who finished just behind in eighth.

Simone Corsi took ninth for Dynavolt Intact GP with the third rookie inside the top ten; Pecco Bagnaia having enough pace to push his way into the top ten for Sky Racing VR46.

Fabio Quartararo was next to see the chequered flag in eleventh after fighting to get into the points, with Misano winner Dominique Aegerter in twelfth for Kiefer.

The remaining points on offer went to Forward’s Lorenzo Baldassarri in 13th, Tech 3’s Xavi Vierge in 14th and Vr46 TEam rier Stefano Manzi in 15th.

Wildcard Steven Odendaal (NTS) finished in 24th while the riders who have come in as replacements over the seson struggled at the back Joe Roberts at AGR was 26th and Tarran Mackenzie at Kiefer was 27th and last.

There were early falls for Axel Pons and Luca Marini, while Khairul Idham Pawi and wildcard Federico Fuligni both finished their race in the pits.

Pain proved too much for both Alex Marquez and Marcel Schrotter, with both having to give in to their recent injuries despite giving their all.

A ride through penalty for a jump start crushed Isaac Vinales chance at improving over the course of the race. He later too returned to the pits.


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