MotoGP Aragon: Moto2 race preview

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The intrigue keeps growing in Moto2, with form books changing week by week and Motorland Aragon ready to stage another twist.

After another race in Moto2, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Augusto Fernandez is once again the championship leader, and Idemitsu Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura is once again incredibly close company, just four points off. The bigger stories, in many ways, happened around the two key protagonists - with CAG Speed Up’s Alonso Lopez taking his first win in some style, and Mooney VR46’s Celestino Vietti crashing out - ceding third overall to podium finisher Aron Canet on the Flexbox HP 40 in the process.

Fernandez and Ogura will certainly remain in the spotlight for round 15, but Canet will also be keen to cut the gap further, and he’s still looking for that maiden Moto2 win. Lopez could now be unleashed to an even bigger extent too, and he’s already the rider who’s led the most laps this season - an astonishing stat when considering the rookie only joined the intermediate grid part-way through the season.

On a mission to bounce back, Vietti leads the way as he looks to find his early season form, and Shimoku GasGas Aspar’s Jake Dixon had an early and unceremonious end to his race in Misano after a crash on Saturday hampered his qualifying. Still, with a number of podiums already under his belt and little championship pressure, the Brit could afford, in some ways, to roll the dice in a bid for glory.

The list of fast riders in the intermediate class continues for another few pages, and they’ll all be out to get the triple-header off to the best possible start at Motorland on Sunday to see if we get another twist in the Gran Premio Animoca Brands de Aragon.