Augusto Fernández completed a trio of Spanish victories at Silverstone today, taking the Moto2 race after Marcos Ramírez and Álex Rins had done the same in Moto3 and MotoGP respectively. The key moment in the race came on lap six when Álex Márquez, who was in the lead and came to Silverstone with a 43 point advantage in the standings, crashed out. Márquez’s misfortune left Brad Binder and Augusto Fernández to take over at the front, joined by Jorge Navarro. In a breathtaking finish the Valencian was unable to hold off Fernández, who claimed his second win of the season after Assen, and is now level with Navarro and Luthi in second in the championship, 35 points shy of Marquez.
Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team rider Jake Dixon kept a constant pace throughout the race to finish in 23rd position, ahead of several riders on the same bike. The British rider struggled with handling around a track with almost twenty corners.
23rd Jake Dixon:
“Throughout the weekend we had to fight a lot in the changes of direction and in the race we had the same difficulties. For one or two laps I was able to handle it well, but over the whole race distance it was very difficult.”
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