Moto2: Marquez takes dominating home victory

Published: 11 June 2017

Alex Marquez has taken a dominant home victory in the Moto2 class at the Catalan Grand Prix, leading from start to finish and taking victory by four seconds, never looking in any doubt of converting yesterday’s pole position into victory as he left the rest of the field in his dust.

The Spaniard’s closest rival at the chequered flag was Italian Mattia Pasini, reinvigorated by his first victory in years last time out in Mugello, as he came home a further second and a half behind new championship leader Thomas Luthi in third.

Miguel Olivera was an impressive fourth on the KTM machine, with Lorenzo Baldassarri fifth but a disappointing result for the second Marc VDS machine of Franco Morbidelli in sixth, losing his championship lead to Luthi as he struggled for the second week in a row to match the pace of the leaders.

Jorge Navarro was the best of the rookies in seventh, with Fabio Quartararo, Xavi Vierge and Hafizh Syahrin rounding out the top ten. Brit rookie Tarran Mackenzie’s race ended less positively, however, when he crashed out of the race at half distance.