BRNO. The Moto2™ World Championship fired back into life after the Summer break at the Automotodrom Brno, for the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky. 8 riders came into the round with just 52 points covering them, meaning plenty of changes were possible. Starting from his eighth Moto2™ pole, Championship leader Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) made it a fifth win of 2019, ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio (Beta Tools Speed Up) and comeback rookie, Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team), with two rookies on the rostrum.
It was a first Moto2™ podium for ‘The Beast’, whilst Navarro and Luca Marini completed the top five. Marcel Schrötter managed to finish sixth, whilst Nicolo Bulega took his best result in Moto2™ with seventh. Augusto Fernandez was up in eighth place ahead of Tetsuta Nagashima (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team), up from 17th on the grid, whilst Iker Lecuona completed the top ten, just edging out Lorenzo Baldassarri.
Augusto Fernandez: P8
"Very hard race. After the first laps I lost a lot of positions and it was hard for me to find a good pace and recover positions and I didn't have much more than the other riders. I arrived eighth but I could not recover the distance with the group in front , which was the podium. The important thing is that in a bad race we continue to score points and we are third in the championship. Now it's time to go to Austria."
Xavi Vierge: N.C.
"I want to say sorry to the team because today I made a mistake on the first lap. I tried to overtake Luca Marini but he closed his line. I touched his rear wheel and I crashed. It’s a pity because we worked well in dry conditions this weekend. We had good pace to fight for the front positions. Anyway it ended like this. I want to congratulate my team-mate for his victory and the team for their 100th podium. We’ll come back even stronger in Austria.”