MUGELLO. Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) has taken his first victory in the World Championship since 2009 at the Italian GP, coming out on top in style after a fight to the flag against Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) and Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS). The three men crossed the line covered by just over a tenth in one of the closest Moto2™ races of the season so far.
Morbidelli came home in a solid fourth place as he kept it calm to take home good points for his Championship charge, ahead of an equally lonely ride for Miguel Oliveira to take yet another top finish in fifth. Luca Marini (Forward Racing Team) just pipped Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) over the line to sixth, with Italian veteran Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) taking eighth on home soil. Top rookie was an impressive weekend from Jorge Navarro (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to cross the line in ninth, after key rookie rival Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) crashed out late on. Reigning Moto3™ World Champion Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) had a stunning comeback from his arm injury to take tenth, riding for the first time since Argentina and putting on an impressive show.
Simone Corsi: 8th
"Unfortunately, we did not have the right pace to stay with the first four who immediately ran away from the group. I then tried in all ways to stay in the lead of the second group, but the lack of rear grip stopped the possibility to go faster".
Andrea Locatelli: 16th
"It was a growing weekend. Yesterday we did a good qualifying but unfortunately today Idid not find the right pace and the condition to stay with the lead group. Now we go toBarcelona with the goal of making further progress and get the first points."
Xavier Siméon: 15th
"The result is not so phenomenal, but however we must be satisfied, because we have found this weekend so hard. We're working to find solutions that enable me to race in my best condition, that's the way it must be, because there's no time to make much attempts during races. I fought a lot, I could do better, but every time I tried to increase my footstep I risked to crash or fall. We must think positive, I hope in Barcellona further decisive step forward will come.”
Augusto Fernandez: 25th
"I am happy with my first race even if I wanted to do much more. I was hoping to repeat the time I did in the FP3, but for now it’s fine, I will do it in Barcelona. I want to thank the team for the work and everyone’s dedication."