Pons Racing’s Augusto Fernandez took the Silverstone Moto2 win this afternoon, crossing the line with a half-second advantage over Jorge Navarro after series leader Marc Marquez crashed out.
Navarro swept into the lead when the MarcVDS man went down at Brooklands but his gap was gradually whittled down by the KTM of Brad Binder with Fernandez in close attendance.
Binder took the lead with with seven left to run, going past at Brooklands and held his nerve for three laps. Navarro, whose Speed Up looks after its tyres well, went back to the front at Stowe.
The pair changed places back and forward, with Fernandez holding a watching brief, while the scrapping allowed Remy Gardner to haul himself back into contention.
Fernandez then claimed second from the South African but Binder was having none of it and bit straight back. The pair made some exchanges which allowed Navarro to escape.
The Spaniard finally sealed second with two left to run and set about Navarro’s lead. It took him until the Vale chicane to go past and he immediately opened a gap which Navarro could do nothing about.
Despite his best efforts, Gardner didn’t have quite enough for Binder, and the KTM man too third place with Tetsuya Nahashima in fifth.
Britain’s Sam Lowes crashed out of 13th place on the last lap while Jake Dixon ended in 23rd.