Moto2

Sam Lowes takes dominant Moto2 win at MotorLand Aragon

Posted:

Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) took a stunning Moto2 win at MotorLand Aragon, as the Brit converted pole position into a dominant Sunday performance.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Alex Marquez put in a superb ride to take his first ever podium at his home track in P2, with teammate Franco Morbidelli taking second from the Spaniard on the final lap - only to be taken straight back.

Marquez took the lead from second on the grid at MotorLand Aragon, as the 2014 Moto3 world champion took off where he left off in third and qualifying - at the front. Sunday dawned overcast and cooler, with air temperatures hovering in the early twenties but no threat of rain, and the field streamed through Turn 1 with Lowes and Marquez leading the way.

Lowes shadowed the rider from Cervera before taking back the lead - and then disappeared at the front in a controlled and dominant showing of scintillating race pace to bounce back from disappointment in Misano. The Brit was over three seconds clear by the flag, gaining a good margin of points to those near him in the title fight.

Franco Morbidelli fought his way past Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) to hone in on Garage Plus Interwetten's Tom Luthi, as the Italian-Brazilian lit up the timesheet to pass the Swiss veteran and then set his sights on teammate Marquez - catching him but unable to make it stick, with the EG0,0 Marc VDS garage suffering some late race stress as the teammates dueled it out around the final corner. Morbidelli was also fastest in Warm Up on Sunday morning and shot through the field after a slightly more difficult qualifying.
Sam Lowes on his way to victory
Luthi completed the top five in front of Nakagami, with the two having more lonely rides to the line as battle raged behind, with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) emerging top from a four way fight with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Racing), Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing).

Zarco, who was down in tenth at one point, had a tough race in Aragon but just retains the lead in the title - with the gap now cut to an incredible, single point. The Frenchman has seen Rins rolling with some serious momentum of late, and also had a tough race at MotorLand in 2015 - when on the verge of the title. Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) completed the top ten behind Corsi after a more difficult weekend for the German, with the upper echelons of the Moto2 title fight shuffling every weekend.
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Franco Morbidelli and Ì
‰ÛÏWe worked really hard all weekend, making long runs in every practice session, so I was really confident for the race," Lowes said after the race.

"That‰Ûªs why I tried to get to the front as soon as possible and make a god rhythm. Once I had a bit of a gap I just tried to relax and keep my pace. This makes a change compared to the last few races, we have shown a good level of competitiveness and it‰Ûªs nice. Now we are 40 points behind the lead in the Championship, so everything can happen and for sure we won‰Ûªt give up. I feel good on the bike and we will take this confidence to Japan, where we will do our best!‰Û

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Hard Enduro

Manuel Lettenbichler Dominates Red Bull Romaniacs Offroad Day 1 At FIM HEWC Round Four

Flat Track

2024 Aussie Flat Track Nationals Fires Into Life This Weekend

MXGP

Tim Gajser And Kay De Wolf Extend Championship Leads At MXGP of the Czech Republic

Motocross

Beaton, Connolly And The Cannons Master Toowoomba ruts to claim ProMX wins

U.S Motocross

Chase Sexton Makes It Three Straight Wins While Haiden Deegan Gets Back On Top At Washougal
MXGP of The Czech Republic Qualification Victories For Tim Gajser And Lucas Coenen

MXGP

Romain Febvre Returns to MXGP Racing at the Czech Republic After Thumb Injury

Product Review

RXR Protects You With Air

Product Release

AXIOM Release Australia's First Triumph Wheelset

Motocross

Jack Miller Enters Toowoomba ProMX Round

Motocross

Levi Townley Becomes The First Kiwi to win a World Junior Motocross Title

Trials

Toni Bou and Emma Bristow Extend Series Leads At TrialGP of Belgium

What's On This Week

MXGP - R14
MXGP of Flanders (BEL) - Lommel
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
AORC - R8
Queensland Moto Park, Coulson, Qld
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
AORC - R7
Queensland Moto Park, Coulson, Qld
Saturday, July 27th, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R4
Red Bull Romaniacs - Romania
Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Featured:

RXR Protects You With Air

One Year with a Tech 167 Threaded funnel

Triumph Transitions to Terrafirma with the TF250X

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

What's On This Week

MXGP - R14
MXGP of Flanders (BEL) - Lommel
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
AORC - R8
Queensland Moto Park, Coulson, Qld
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
AORC - R7
Queensland Moto Park, Coulson, Qld
Saturday, July 27th, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R4
Red Bull Romaniacs - Romania
Saturday, July 27th, 2024