Alex Marquez, who knows the Barcelona track as if it were his back yard, had a precise strategy... Knowing that the statistics show how the poleman is often the winner of the Moto2 race at Montmelò, decided to put in the most highly performing soft Dunlop tyres (but not the most resistant), make a strong start and set an inimitable pace, from start to finish, securing the race win.
Mission accomplished for Marc's younger brother, who scores his second win in the Middle Class and who, with these 25 points, climbs the championship standings, also taking advantage of team-mate Franco Morbidelli's performance, sixth across the line today.
Another to return to the podium today was Mattia Pasini, thanks to a great race and well-deserved second place finish. #54, riding for team Italtrans, confirms his current form after the Mugello race, as does Thomas Luthi who, as precise as a Swiss watch, consolidates his position in the Moto2 standings thanks to a third place finish today.
Fourth for Oliveira with the KTM, fifth for Lorenzo Baldassarri, just ahead of championship leader Morbidelli. Now the question is: with Mir moving to team Marc VDS next season, and with a second win for Alex Marquez, will “Morbido” be able to maintain his pace and focus and stay at the top? There are many races still to run and anything could happen.
Navarro, Quartararo, Vierge and Syahrin all put up a good fight, finishing in that order; eleventh for Nakagami, ahead of Corsi on the Speed Up, Francesco Bagnaia closes fourteenth while Andrea Locatelli scores his first Moto2 point.
Championship standings: Morbidelli 123, Luthi 116, Alex Marquez 103.