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Lowes, ‘pole’ in Jerez ahead of Acosta and Dixon

The British Sam Lowes (Kalex) humiliated all his rivals by achieving the best time for the start formation of the Spanish Grand Prix of Moto2at the ‘Ángel Nieto’ circuit in Jerez, with more than five tenths of a second over his immediate pursuer.

With Lowes as leader, the Spaniard was also on the front line Pedro Acosta (Kalex) and British Jake Dixon (Kalex).

The Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex) was the initial leader of the first classification, gradually recovering the level he exhibited last year, with a time more than six tenths of a second faster than his immediate rival, the Spanish Manuel ‘Manugas’ González, who shortly after surpassed the Dutch Zonta Van der Goorbergh (Kalex), with Jeremy Alcoba (Kalex) in fourth position four minutes from the end.

In the final minute of the first classification, the American joe roberts (Kalex) took advantage of the slipstream from other rivals to move up to second position, leaving Jeremy Alcoba out of second place.

At the end of the first classification time, Ai Ogura, Joe Roberts, Zonta Van der Goorbergh and ‘Manugas’ González made it to the second, while Jeremy Alcoba, Borja Gómez, Marcos Ramírez, Izan Guevara and Alex Escrig were left out. .

As soon as the second classification began, the first leader of it was the British Jake Dixon (Kalex), seconded by the Spanish Alonso López (Speed ​​Up) and his compatriot Sam Lowes, followed by the Japanese Ai Ogura, but still with a lot of effective training time ahead.

At that time, Pedro ‘Tiburón’ Acosta (Kalex) was in eighth position and the world leader, the Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex), was sixth, with Aron Canet (Kalex), twelfth.

But It didn’t take long for Acosta to assume the role of protagonist Well, on his fifth lap, he was first by just two thousandths of a second over Jake Dixon, although the Spanish’s joy did not last long, because as he passed the finish line Sam Lowes topped them all in more than half a second, 1:40.750.

The Spanish Albert Arenas (Kalex) was not so lucky, who crashed in turn elevenwhen he was in ninth position and no longer had the option to continue.

Thus, once the classification was finished, it was for Sam Lowes, ahead of Pedro Acosta and Jake Dixon, with Alonso López, Ai Ogura and Barry Baltus in the second row, Celestino Vietti, Joe Roberts and Albert Arenas in the third, and the world leader , Tony Arbolino, with Somkiat Chantra and Arón Canet, on the fourth row.


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