Lowes extends Championship lead with win in Jerez
Sam Lowes extended his World Championship lead after a dominant victory on Sunday’s Moto2 Grand Prix at Jerez, finishing ahead of Jonas Folger and Alex Rins.
Starting from pole position the Brit initially had to sit behind Folger after the German got past the Brit off the line, however a small mistake by Folger into the dry sack corner allowed Lowes through. Once taking the lead on the second lap, Lowes was never overtaken again.
The Gresini rider was pressured by German Folger for over half of the race, however Lowes’ consistent lap times eventually broke Folger allowing Lowes to manage the gap claiming his second ever Moto2 victory by race by 3.163 seconds.
Alex Rins finished a lonely third place, three seconds behind Folger and six seconds ahead of fourth placed Franco Morbidelli.
Johann Zarco had a tough weekend and did a fantastic damage limitation job coming home in fifth position ahead of Tom Luthi, Taka Nakagami and Domi Aegerter. Luis Salom and Xavier Simeon rounded out the top ten.
Lowes’ lead at the head of the World Championship is now 10 points ahead of Alex Rins.
Photos via Gresini Racing