2017 JEREZ MOTO2 RACE
Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix report and results
Franco Morbidelli failed to make the pass of four to Jerez, who was stopped in his winning streak by a loss from the front after passing teammate Alex Marquez. Uncompromising during this Spanish Grand Prix, he won his first Moto2 victory after having achieved his first pole position in the intermediate category the day before. !
The pressure was intense on the starting grid for Alex Marquez, aware that he has the potential to secure his first Moto2 victory in front of his fans in Jerez. But just behind him, his teammate at Marc VDS, Franco Morbidelli, was equally motivated to win in order to add a fourth consecutive victory to his spectacular start to the season (first in Qatar, Argentina and Austin ).
The two men therefore set off with a bang as soon as the lights went out, Marc Marquez’s brother setting the pace in front of his box neighbor. Very quickly, the two teammates overwhelmed their rivals by widening an incredible gap of several seconds! Decided to go on the offensive, Morbidelli made a mistake in turn 9 after briefly taking the lead: disappointed, the Italian recognizes the superiority of his Spanish rival, who continued the rest of the race alone at the first place.
"I was not as fast as Alex, but I still wanted to fight for the victory and I made a mistake," admitted Franco Morbidelli honestly..
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Alex Marquez then stayed focused on his first Moto2 victory, his first success since the 2014 Japanese Moto3 Grand Prix. The native of Cervera won despite a front tire brought to its limit due to the high temperatures (40 ° C on the ground), as proved by his beautiful heat 7 laps from the finish.
easy does it please … just 7 laps left!
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"Winning here, at home in Spain, I couldn’t even imagine it", comments the n ° 73, warmly congratulated by his brother Marc on arrival. "The front tire was really at the limit and I couldn’t ask for more. I dedicate this first victory to my mom".
Brothers, racers, winners.
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Second, Francesco Bagnaia climbed onto the podium in his second race in Moto2: "the pace was really very high", admits "Peco", who finishes ahead of Portuguese Miguel Oliveira on the KTM. The Austrian brand takes its second podium in four races with its new motorcycle, which stands out for its tubular WP frame and double exhaust (only one on the other Moto2).
Alex Marquez, author of two previous irregular seasons in the intermediate category due to falls and a certain lack of confidence, climbs to 4th place in the provisional. Despite his fall, Franco Morbidelli retains first place in the standings ahead of Tom Lüthi, only 8th in this Spanish GP.
Fabio Quartararo finished for his part in a distant 16th place, frustrated by his race and his Kalex: "I did not find the bike of my tests in the race", confides the young man from Nice, currently 15th in the provisional. An explanation already mentioned several times by "El Diablo" last year in Moto3 …
2017 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix results and standings
Provisional ranking of the 2017 Moto2 World Championship
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