Acosta wins a decided race on the first lap

Rarely, very rarely, is a motorcycle race decided in the first lap, but that’s what happened this time in the Moto2 race of the Italian GP. It was because of what happened behind the back of Acosta, who led from start to finish without competition from the seventh corner, a scene in which something forced Alonso to Lowes passed inside, ending the Englishman on the ground and the Spaniard penalized with a long lap.

Pedro’s goal difference with the first of his pursuers, Arbolino, was six seconds, something that in current times is a beating and took away all the excitement possible from the fight for victory. It is the third victory of the season for the man from Mazarrón and the sixth in the intermediate category, precisely on the stage where he achieved the first last year. In addition, it is the best way to forget the zero of Le Mans, because he has once again shown that he is the strongest in the category.

Where there was uncertainty until the end was in the fight for third place, which Dixon took by stealing the position from a battered Canet on the last lap. The poleman was running with his right hand badly touched by the crash suffered yesterday in Q2, because the bike hit his hand and this caused discomfort in his ring and little fingers, as well as a small fracture in the fifth metacarpal.

Those who did not make it to the fight for the podium were Vietti and López, although the man from Madrid can take sixth place for granted after the chaotic race he had to deal with… After his maneuver with Lowes, he received a long lap penalty from the Panel of Commissioners. When he served the punishment, he went from second to ninth, but he did so badly that he was forced to repeat it. And it is that in the first attempt he stepped on the green and even left the track onto the gravel. On the second attempt he already did well, but he fell from ninth to fourteenth place. And from there to the sixth signing overtaking of all colors.

In the first corner of the first lap, after the start, there was also a mess, because Aldeguer went to the ground and took Binder and Alcoba with him. The maneuver was under investigation, but on this occasion they dismissed imposing any sanction on the Murcian pilot. Luckily… Finally an indisputable success from the Commissioners!

With this result, Arbolino, who has been racing in championship mode since day one, remains the overall leader, now with a 20-point advantage over Acosta and 48 over López. I’m sure he’s hoping right now for the next race to get even for so much chaos. Luckily for him it is next week where, if he wins again, he will have to watch out for Acosta in case he has another special celebration, because here he put a backpack on his back for the lap of honor, from which a fin peeked out of shark, and when arriving at the closed park he took out a couple of pizzas that he distributed. By the way, the second one was given to Guille Carrillo, Arbolino’s mechanic and who was not particularly amused by the gift from his rival.

GP Classification

after
pilot
1


Pedro Acosta

2


Tony Arbolino

3


Jake Dixon

4


Aron Canet

5


Celestino Vietti

6


Alonso Lopez

7


Philip Salac

8


Manuel Gonzalez

9


Somkiat Chantra

10


Sergio Garcia

after
pilot
EscTime
1


Pedro Acosta

KALEX
35:38.328
2


Tony Arbolino

KALEX
+6,194
3


Jake Dixon

KALEX
+8,582
4


Aron Canet

KALEX
+8,847
5


Celestino Vietti

KALEX
+9,534
6


Alonso Lopez

DARKWOOD
+10,852
7


Philip Salac

KALEX
+13,994
8


Manuel Gonzalez

KALEX
+16,171
9


Somkiat Chantra

KALEX
+18,008
10


Sergio Garcia

KALEX
+18,021

after
pilot
1


Pedro Acosta

2


Tony Arbolino

3


Jake Dixon

4


Aron Canet

5


Celestino Vietti

6


Alonso Lopez

7


Philip Salac

8


Manuel Gonzalez

9


Somkiat Chantra

10


Sergio Garcia

after
pilot
Escpts
1


Pedro Acosta

KALEX
25
2


Tony Arbolino

KALEX
twenty
3


Jake Dixon

KALEX
16
4


Aron Canet

KALEX
13
5


Celestino Vietti

KALEX
eleven
6


Alonso Lopez

DARKWOOD
10
7


Philip Salac

KALEX
9
8


Manuel Gonzalez

KALEX
8
9


Somkiat Chantra

KALEX
7
10


Sergio Garcia

KALEX
6

after
pilot
1


Pedro Acosta

2


Tony Arbolino

3


Jake Dixon

4


Aron Canet

5


Celestino Vietti

6


Alonso Lopez

7


Philip Salac

8


Manuel Gonzalez

9


Somkiat Chantra

10


Sergio Garcia

after
pilot
EscTime
1


Pedro Acosta

KALEX
35:38.328
2


Tony Arbolino

KALEX
+6,194
3


Jake Dixon

KALEX
+8,582
4


Aron Canet

KALEX
+8,847
5


Celestino Vietti

KALEX
+9,534
6


Alonso Lopez

DARKWOOD
+10,852
7


Philip Salac

KALEX
+13,994
8


Manuel Gonzalez

KALEX
+16,171
9


Somkiat Chantra

KALEX
+18,008
10


Sergio Garcia

KALEX
+18,021

See complete classification

World Ranking

after
pilot
1


Tony Arbolino

2