The Spanish Raúl Fernández (Kalex) has won the race of Moto2 of the Aragon Grand Prix to cut points to put pressure for the World Championship, while Pedro Acosta (KTM), Moto3 leader, added his first zero of the year due to a fall with four laps to go, but saved the ballot after his great rival for the title , Sergio García Dols (Gas Gas), also went to the ground in the final lap.
In the intermediate category, Raúl Fernández (Kalex) He added his fifth victory of the course to become the rider with the most victories in his rookie year since Marc Márquez in 2011 (7), all in a race to which he attended with great pain after suffering a tear in the fifth metacarpal of the right hand after a fall on a bicycle that was operated on last Thursday.
Not even that prevented him from dominating the event almost from the start, ahead of his great World Cup adversary, the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex), who together with him contributed to the Red Bull KTM Ajo double that guarantees them victory in the World Team Championship. Meanwhile, the also Spanish Augusto Fernández (Kalex) completed the podium. Thus, the Madrilenian remains at 39 units in the general of Gardner pilots, who benefited from a fall of the British Sam Lowes (Kalex), who started the event first.
In a smooth start, the San Martín de la Vega, who started third, was able to win a position at the expense of the championship leader, Gardner. Only two laps later, he took the lead after also overtaking the poleman on Saturday. While Fernández was escaping, Lowes he began the chase, which ended with nine laps to go with an untimely fall that served the Spanish victory on a plate.
Behind, Gardner second place was guaranteed, and third place on the podium was limited to a fight between Spaniards: Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro), Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) and Augusto Fernández (Kalex). It was the latter who managed to prevail. Navarro finished fourth, ahead of Canet, and Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) finished seventh. In addition, Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) was twelfth and Manuel González (MV Agusta), seventeenth. For his part, Héctor Garzó (), who started the event fourth, suffered a fall and failed to finish, like Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro) and Xavi Vierge (Kalex).
Acosta and garcía Dols, to the ground
In Moto3, the Italian driver Dennis Foggia (Honda) took the victory in a race in which Pedro Acosta (KTM), leader of the category, went to the ground with four laps to go, although another fall in the final turn of his main rival for the title, Sergio García Dols (Gas Gas), neutralized what happened.
An error of the Murcian, who went to the ground in the final stretch, seemed to serve a golden day for the Valencian on a platter. However, Burriana’s rider risked too much when he was running third and also crashed on the final lap, wasting the opportunity to cut a huge points income in the World Cup; he was finally eighteenth, out of the points.
“They told me today to buy the lottery,” Acosta told DAZN after the race. “It was a bittersweet feeling, I had to apologize to the whole team because the mistake was completely mine,” he continued. Acosta, despite his zero, reliably defends his advantage at the head of the championship with 201 points, 46 more than García Dols (155) and 58 over Foggia (143), who commanded a podium completed by the Turkish Deniz Öncü (KTM) and the Japanese Ayumu Sasaki (KTM).
A large group of nine pilots, among which were Acosta and García Dols -which started ninth and fourth, respectively-, opened a gap over the rest of the participants after the first laps. They were joined, before the equator, by Xavi Artigas (Honda), who also remained with options until the end.
Everything changed with four laps to go, when the World Championship leader lost control of his bike and took Artigas ahead; He tried to restart his machine, but could not continue. The ‘zero’ of Mazarrón gave wings to García Dols, which reopened the fight for the championship.
However, in the last twist, that of Burriana He paid dearly for his ambition, when he tried to climb from third to second place, and he also went to the gravel, awakening the smile of an Acosta who was reviving again in the World Cup.
As for the rest of Spaniards, Be Guevara (Gas Gas) was back on the podium, fourth, while Jaume Masià (KTM) was tenth and Adrián Fernández (Husqvarna), twelfth. In addition to Acosta and Artigas, Jeremy Alcoba (Honda) and Carlos Tatay could not finish