Sam Lowes converted his second pole position in a row to his third consecutive win as he put in a peerless performance At MotorLand Aragon for the second week in a row to win the Moto2 Teruel Grand Prix.

The EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider started as he meant to go on, after smashing the pole record in qualifying he quickly broke the best race lap record to begin his breakaway at the front.

The British rider then managed his ride with consistent lapping, initially just keeping the chasing Fabio Di Giannantonio in check before checking out to lead over the line by 8.425s.

Lowes becomes the first Briton to take three consecutive race wins in the intermediate class since Phil Read managed the same feat back in 1971.

Di Giannantonio did his best to keep up with Lowes’ Kalex causing him to run solo for most of the race as he too pulled away from the pack trying to keep up, but had to settle for second on the Lightech Speed Up.

He enjoyed his own gap of over two seconds back to fellow countryman Enea Bastianini. The Italtrans man saw the title lead pass to Sam Lowes as he crossed the line, now seven points behind.

There was a further wait for fourth placed Remy Gardner as the lead pace splintered the field.

The Onexox TKKR SAG Team rider managed to hold position after late pressure came from Jorge Navarro on the second Lightech Speed Up. The Spaniard had to dig deep after a terrible start as the lights changed to green which saw him drop from second on the grid to outside the top ten.

The Spaniard pulled away in the closing stages after a race long battle for fifth with Jorge Martin, Augusto Fernandez and Jake Dixon.

Martin had to give best and take sixth for Red Bull KTM Ajo. Jake Dixon put in a last lap overtake to snatch up seventh. The Petronas rider had tried to run with Lowes, but after sitting in third for the first few laps, soon fell into the action for fifth instead.

The last of the quartet was Fernandez, on the second Marc VDS entry.

Ninth went to top rookie in the race Marcos Ramirez, his fourth consecutive points finish for Tennor American Racing, looking more assured with every race now he has settled into the intermediate class.

His team-mate Joe Roberts lost speed and position with crashes ahead of him on track but rallied to come back and complete the top ten behind his team-mate.

Luca Marini saw his title hopes take a massive blow despite mounting a late comeback which took him to eleventh. The Sky Racing rider had been out of the points as he endured another weekend to forget in Aragon.

Xavi Vierge, like Marini, was riding through the pain of his recent injuries, and gave all he could to take twelfth for Petronas Sprinta Racing.

Hafizh Syahrin (Kipin Energy Aspar) in finished 13th while Simone Corsi collected the final point on offer in 15th.

Tom Luthi saw his race end as soon as it had started as Kasma Daniel slid out in front of him, collecting the Swiss rider as he went. Tetsuta Nagashima was left nowhere to go as he met the pair as they came off the track. He fought back to finish 14th for Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Marco Bezzecchi completed a double DNF at MotorLand Aragon, making it a track to forget for the Italian after crashing out at turn one after just four laps.

Hector Garzo slid out of the battle for fifth at the halfway mark, with eleven laps run.

There were late falls for Edgar Pons on the penultimate lap and Stefano Manzi, who exited on the last lap of the race.

Aron Canet is replaced again by Xavi Cardelus as he recovers from his finger injury. He placed 22nd one place ahead of Jesko Raffin’s replacement Piotr Biesiekirski.

 

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