Brad Binder took his second Moto2 victory of the season in Aragón, backing up his win at the home of KTM in Austria earlier this season. The South African started from the front row and took the lead in the first corner, with only Jorge Navarro able to stick the pace to the end, taking his seventh podium of the season in second. Álex Márquez took third in a race that saw Augusto Fernández crash out and damage his title aspirations, after a weekend he had dominated up until Márquez claimed pole yesterday. Fernández now drop to third in the championship, 42 points adrift of the leader and 4 points behind Jorge Navarro in second.
The Aiuken Ángel Nieto Team recorded a consistent race at Aragón, where Jake Dixon finished 23rd with his teammate Xavi Cardelús in 27th. Dixon was up as high as 19th in the early exchanges but lost grip and then lost contact with the group after an incident with Bastianini. His teammate Xavi Cardelús made a great start to put himself in the mix, although the Andorran was unable to maintain his pace in the second half of the race as he struggled to turn the bike in the fast corners.
23rd Jake Dixon:
“Another race when we have struggled for rear grip. I got a good start and I was up to nineteenth, my first four laps were good but then the grip started to go and Bastianini ran me off track, so once I lost touch with the group that was my race done. It hasn’t been the best weekend but we have to keep working because we still have races left.”
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