BRNO. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) brilliantly battled his way to his second victory of the season in a phenomenal Moto2™ race at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky, fending off pole sitter Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) on the final lap as the Italian picks up his second consecutive podium. Bagnaia beat Baldassarri in the battle for the final podium position, with Vierge just managing to hold off Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) – 5th and 6th for the two respectively. Friday’s pace setter Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) came home seventh, with Jorge Navarro (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) grabbing his second consecutive top ten in eighth.
Sam Lowes (Swiss Innovative Investors) recovered well from a P22 grid position to earn a P9 finish at Brno, with Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) rounding out the top ten. Fabio Quartararo (Boost – Speed Up Racing) was 11th, with Augusto Fernandez (Pons HP40) impressing again in 12th. Iker Lecuona (Swiss Innovative Investors), Andrea Locatelli (Italtrans Racing Team) and Simone Corsi (Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2) completed the point scoring positions in 13th, 14th and 15th.
Fabio Quartararo: 11th
“A difficult day today, we hoped to finish the qualifying at least in the first 10. Tomorrow morning during the warm up we will try some changes to the setting to improve the feeling with the bike. We will work above all on the gearing. If we find the problem and solve it we can have a good race!”
Andrea Locatelli: 14th
“Tough race. I couldn't go faster and I struggled from the start with the grip on the back. I also had a problem with the front tyre. Now we’ll starting again from Austria with the aim of doing well”.
Simone Corsi: 15th
"I started well gaining several positions, but the mistake I made at turn 5 made me loose the top-10 goal: many riders overtook me and from that moment I had no longer the rhythm to improve. We gained one point, however the whole Team was expecting a different result. Luckily we have the possibility to redeem in Austria".
Augusto Fernandez: 12th
"Happy with today's result, we have saved a complicated weekend. The start was the key, since starting from the twenty-first position I passed the first lap in the fourteenth. Maybe it was a mistake not to give a little more in the first laps as I could have gone with the second group, but it is a good result, finishing five seconds behind the head of the race. Thanks to the team for their work and in Austria".