Races – Report and results of the Catalan Moto2 GP 2017 –

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2017 Moto2 Catalan GP report and results

Races - Report and results of the Catalan Moto2 GP 2017 -

Alex Marquez signs a victory full of authority in front of his fans on the Montmelo circuit with 3.5 seconds ahead of Mattia Pasini and 4.4 seconds over Tom Lüthi. Cervera rider celebrates the 250th race of his team Marc VDS in Moto2 with style.

Franco Morbidelli, sixth at 14.2 seconds, loses several lengths in the championship while Fabio Quartararo snatches a nice 8th position.

Alex Marquez will have left no one else to shine in Barcelona: dominating during testing and author of a superb pole position, Marc Marquez’s little brother immediately took the lead when the lights went out . With its pace significantly higher than its rivals, the No. 73 immediately escaped in front of Morbidelli, Pasini, Oliveira, Lüthi, Baldassari and Nakagami.

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In just two laps, Alex Marquez sticks two seconds (!) To his rivals, via laps completed just three tenths from his qualifying time. Never worried, the Spaniard gradually reduced the pace, aware that his 3.7 sec lead with 18 laps to go is more than enough! Despite his relative slowdown, the driver Marc VDS will nevertheless continue to gain ground, sticking between 2 and 4 tenths per lap to his pursuers. ! 

The leader of the championship, Franco Morbidelli, on the other hand appears in slight difficulty while his teammate is illustrated without dispute: the Italian is struggling to stay in the Top 3 by battling with Lüthi, and even lacks to stick one after a nice loss of grip from the front ! 

Morbidelli finished with difficulty in 6th place at 14.172 seconds behind Alex Marquez, author of his second victory in Moto2 after that signed in Jerez. Conversely, the French Fabio Quartararo made a good rise in power during this race, fighting with panache to pass under the checkered flag in 8th position. Of the great Fabio, worthy of the expectations placed on him.

The results of the championship

Thanks to his third place in Catalonia, Tom Lüthi is just seven points behind Franco Morbidelli in the provisional Moto2 classification. The Italian loses big in Barcelona, ​​he who is currently the subject of great attention to climb in MotoGP in 2018…

"It is true that we are in negotiations with Franco for MotoGP, but we have not yet found an agreement", admits Michael Bartholémy, his team manager at Marc VDS, who has also just announced the signing of Joan. Mir (current leader of Moto3) to join the team in Moto2 next year "We are still in talks, but for the moment it is not signed with Franco". 

The reason for this lack of agreement would be the fact that Morbidelli would have options with official MotoGP teams, hence his reluctance to sign on the private RCV of the Honda team satelitte Marc VDS … Still, his teammate Alex Marquez celebrates with panache the 250th Moto2 race for the Marc VDS team, and moreover comes back to 3rd place in the provisional 20 pts behind leader Morbidelli !

Catalonia GP 2017 Moto2 results and standings

Races - Report and results of the Catalan Moto2 GP 2017 -

Provisional classification of the Moto2 championship 2017

 Races - Report and results of the Catalan Moto2 GP 2017 -

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