Moto2: Sam Lowes secures consecutive wins with victory at Aragon
Sam Lowes won in Moto2 for the second consecutive weekend and is now in with a real chance of winning this year's title.
Despite missing the opening round of the year in Qatar, yesterday's victory at Aragon means that Lowes is only two points behind new championship leader Enea Bastianini in the standings.
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Both riders were able to take full of advantage of a double DNF for former series leader Luca Marini and his SKY Racing Team VR46 teammate Marco Bezzecchi. Marini lost the front heading into turn 14 on lap three, whilst Bezzecchi crashed out of the lead at turn two with only two laps remaining.
Lowes and Bastianini finished first and second respectively, with the Brit crossing the line with a 4.195s lead. For Lowes it was another strong weekend, with the EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider also taking pole. It's the first time in his Grand Prix career that he's secured back-to-back victories.
Despite his crash, Marini is still only five points behind Bastianini - the 2020 title fight is well and truly on.
Jorge Martin completed the podium in third spot. Martin gave everything he had to beat Bastianini on the final lap, only for the Italian to retake the position in the final sector.
Jake Dixon bounced back from his heart-breaking crash at Le Mans to finish fourth, which is his best-ever result in Moto2. Remy Gardner was fifth, ahead of Marcos Ramirez and Hector Garzo. Joe Roberts, Tetsuta Nagashima and Simone Corsi completed the top 10.
Jorge Navarro crashed out on the opening lap of the race after making contact with Ramirez. Navarro was very lucky not to be struct by another bike at the first corner of the race. Fabio Di Giannantonio crashed out of the lead at turn two on lap 11.
Moto2 returns to Aragon this weekend for the Teruel Grand Prix.