After Remy Gardner crashed from pole position and championship leaders Álex Márquez and Lorenzo Baldassarri also went down in an incident involving both, it was left to Augusto Fernández to take his first victory in the Moto2 World Championship at Assen to move up to third in the standings. The other big winner today was Thomas Luthi, who took advantage of the Baldassarri and Márquez situation to move to the top of the championship with fourth place today. Alongside Fernández on the podium at Assen were KTM rider Brad Binder and Luca Marini.
The Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team and Jake Dixon claimed their first points of the season at Assen, the British rookie taking twelfth place at one of the few circuits on the calendar where he has previously raced. Dixon made gradual progress throughout the race and is hoping to continue in the same way at the next round in Germany.
12th Jake Dixon:
“I had a solid race – I was struggling a little at the beginning but in the end I was consistent. We know what we have to do to improve, so hopefully we can do that in Germany and get another good result. I am not happy with twelfth place but it is positive to finish where we did from where we were. We have taken a step forward and I want to thank KTM for what they are doing for us.”
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