Many had been saying it, pre-race: Aragon is a slippery track and managing the Dunlop tyres would be fundamental in order to be strong.
Perfect conditions for Sam Lowes then, the British king of slide of the Middle Class, who scored his second win of the season by taking advantage of his particular strength, or rather being able to control the bike when it starts to slide, hovering in limbo between the limit and a fall.
With this second victory, the Federal Oil Gresini team rider makes up points to his rivals as well as boosting his own morale, after several difficult rounds.
Alex Marquez scored his first Moto2 podium, doing so by successfully fending off attacks by Franco Morbidelli, third and extremely quick today at Aragon. The two riders rounding out the Spanish podium may not be in the running for the title, but they do represent the category's strong future.
The championship itself is still wide open. Today Alex Rins and Johann Zarco alternated positions, a long way back from the podium, giving each other a hard time and also studying each other over the course of many laps, with the Catalan rider finishing sixth, behind Luthi and Nakagami, and the Frenchman eighth, between Baldassarri and Corsi.
With four races still to run and 100 points still on the table, anything could still happen, with Zarco and Rins just one point apart and Lowes not too far behind
Classification: Zarco 202, Rins 201, Lowes 162