MotoGP Aragon: Binder wins as Fernandez crashes out - Bikesport News

MotoGP Aragon: Binder wins as Fernandez crashes out

Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder won his second race of 2019, as Augusto Fernandez crashed out, allowing Alex Marquez to grow his lead atop the Moto2 World Championship in Aragon.

Binder got off the line well from third place, taking the lead going into the first corner. Despite some pressure in the early stages from Marquez, Luca Marini and Jorge Navarro in the early stages, the trip fighting behind the South African allowed the KTM man to put a couple of seconds into the chasing riders.

Marquez successfully managed to dispose of Marini and get into second place, with Navarro following his compatriot into third place. In the closing stages, Navarro moved past Marquez into turn one, releasing the SpeedUp man to hunt down Binder.

Despite his best efforts, Navarro couldn’t reel in Binder, giving the KTM man his second win in two years around the Spanish circuit.

Marquez settled for third place, safe in the knowledge that his biggest title rival, Augusto Fernandez, lost the front end of his Kalex on the opening lap, meaning the Spaniard now has a 40-point lead over his compatriot with five races remaining.

Marini held off Sam Lowes on the final lap for fourth position, with Tom Luthi, Iker Lecuona, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Jorge Martin and Xavi Vierge rounding out the top ten.

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