The Italian Moto2 Grand Prix was dominated by Pedro Acosta, who was already leading when Aron Canets’ crash offered him a significant lead, and went on to win the eighth round of that championship.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo driver outperformed his compatriot in the first corner. Pressured by the Flexbox HP40 bike all the way, the rookie responded by increasing the pace.
Struggling to stay in touch, #40 pushed too hard, leading to a gruesome return crash out of contention at the end of the thirteenth lap, giving Acosta a 1.6-second gap, which only escalated as the battle for the rear position intensified.
Breaking the line with 4,051s, Acosta’s first Moto2 win also sees him become the youngest winner in the middle class – taking over from Jorge Lorenzo at 18 years and 4 days.
In the race where Canet took the pole position for the second time, the fight for third place became the second place.
Joe Roberts has made great strides from grid position to finish in the last few rounds, but today saw him finish on the podium through the pack, from a seventh development on the grid.
The American, who finished fourth in Mugello last year, gave the Italtrans team a spectacular second for their home GP after a big fight with chasing group leader Tony Arbolino when Canet crashed just as Roberts was making his move to take the lead. .
Ai Ogura was also in the mix, keeping his stable season on track by scoring an equally difficult third place, not far from Arbolino, who was spaced out by his own long lap penalty but outstripped the home-best Italian.
This came for his move to Sam Lowes, his teammate in Elf Marc VDS. The couple was breathing together from the back of the group and was frustrated as their rubber gamble proved fruitless, leaving each other to fight on the track. Lowes was a bit wide, but the Arbolino’s rocking bike went out of control as it ran under him, sending the Englishman into the gravel with just three laps left in Turn 2. Angry, Lowes was waving his hands wildly at the Italian in the gravel.
At the same point in the race, struggling to get back into the race after falling from fourth to tenth on the final lap, Celestino Vietti succumbed to a mechanical problem and found his comeback futile.
This allowed Arbolino to move up to fourth place, but under pressure from Augusto Fernandez and the group he led on the track.
Finishing his own rally performance from 14th on the grid on a Red Bull KTM Ajo, Fernandez took the position, but the Italian took him back at the finish line.
Jake Dixon was right behind him. After maintaining his lead on Friday, the Inde GasGas driver seemed to have lost his way and was only able to hold his own at the start of the race before smashing his way and taking advantage of the downturns ahead of him to move up to sixth place.
Cameron Beaubier sat at the front of the middle class train for most of the race, but was relegated to seventh place by the checkered flag for the American Race.
Alonso Lopez finished eighth for the MB Conveyord Speed up, eclipsing his previous twelfth-best finish.
The Spaniard was far from the ninth battle going all the way to the checkered flag. Marcel Schrotter (Liqui Moly Intact GP), who spent the first laps outside of the top fifteen after falling to 20th, raced hard to rise to ninth in the checkered flag, crossing the line just ahead of Inde GasGas Aspar driver Albert Arenas. also created 13th row places on the grid.
Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) won the match against Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40) and placed eleventh.
Filip Salac managed to finish 13th for his grease. Fermin Aldeguer took a lap in the penalty loop that dropped him from eleventh to 14th in the second MV Conveyors Speed Up Boscoscuro.
Mattia Pasini is commenting more at home for Italian television in 2022, but her home wild appearance saw her take a spot with her last full racing season in 2018, despite not competing since 2020.
The Italian’s Inde Aspar GasGas boosted his team one by one and showed he hadn’t lost any of his pace to move up to fifth place.
It wasn’t exactly a fairy tale performance, but the Rimini driver kept up his own performance despite a lack of training, and after only making the top ten in the second half of the race, he faded on his way to scoring a point. its return.
Marcos Ramirez, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Simone Corsi and Somkiat Chantra also failed to finish.
Where does the result leave the championship standings?
The paddock will be on the way to the next Barcelona for the Catalunya Grand Prix, with two drivers at the same spots.
Leading ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, Vietti remains on top thanks to a strong start to the season. The bike issue means it hasn’t made any gains – still with 108 points to its name.
Ai Ogura, who, thanks to his consistency, joined him in the same total and is third today, with the same total.
Aron Canet also failed to score and remains at 89. Roberts sees him in second place in the race, just three points behind the Spaniard.
A race win sees Acosta climb into the overall top ten, currently 63 points behind Vietti and Ogura.