Moto2, Aragón: Second success of the season for Brad Binder

Brad Binder managed to stand out on the Aragón track and won over Francesco Bagnaia and Lorenzo Baldassarri. The local rider Alex Marquez is out of the podium and Miguel Oliveira closes in 7th.

KTM wins at the MotorLand Aragón thanks to Brad Binder: the South-African rider kicked off from the pole position for the first time and engaged in a fierce battle to win his second success in Moto2 ahead of the current World Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia (who’s celebrating his 100th race) and of Lorenzo Baldassarri. The latter got his fourth podium of the season today. Miguel Oliveira’s comeback ended with a 7th place that leaves him 19 points behind his main rival.

Isaac Viñales left a blank space as he is still recovering from an injury suffered in Silverstone. The Spanish rider injured his right shoulder because of a crash during FP. Both the team and the rider decided to stop in order to take care of his condition, in order to be ready for Thailand. On the track, Binder performed the best kickoff, closely followed by Marquez and Schrötter who both tried not to lose ground. On the other hand, Navarro had a terrible start and he ended up out of the top 10. We also witnessed a number of crashed during this race: Stefano Manzi, Sheridan Morais, Danny Kent, Federico Fuligni, and Xavi Vierge had to withdraw while Lowes had to do an out-of-track lap and ended up at the bottom of the group. Afterward, the situation on track got more stable, with Marquez leading ahead of Binder, Bagnaia, and Baldassarri. In the meanwhile, Oliveira worked hard to climb back up and 10 laps before the end the first 4 riders engaged in a hard-fought battle (with some thrilling contacts) to gain a step on the podium.

Brad Binder eventually managed to conquer a wonderful victory at MotorLand Aragón, the second in his career after the one at Sachsenring. On the podium with him, there are two Italian riders, the World Champion Francesco Bagnaia, and Lorenzo Baldassarri. The latter managed to overtake Alex Marquez just before the chequered flag. Marcel Schrötter closed the race 5th ahead of Joan Mir and Miguel Oliveira, while Mattia Pasini finished 8th followed by Fabio Quartararo and Jorge Navarro. But also Stefano Manzi and Federico Fuligni had to leave the race early due to a crash.

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