The Spaniard Marc Márquez (Suter) achieved an authentic race triumph in the San Marino Grand Prix of Moto2 that was played in the “Marco Simoncelli” circuit of Misano Adriatico in front of a Pol Espargaró (Kalex) who tried everything but in the end he had to settle for second place in a race that ended up competing fourteen laps.
Although training was a thousandths of a second that separated them, when the red light went out for the first time, both Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró kept their positions ahead of the Italian Andrea Iannone (Speed Up) with a pace that already from the first meters made the positions of the head pilots stretch a lot.
In the braking hurry of the end of the straight line of the “Marco Simoncelli” of Misano Adriatico Iannone wanted to assert his status as a local to beat Pol Espargaró, who did not raise at that time too much fight, but stuck to the slipstream of the transalpine to not make mistakes or lose ground, while firm, in the lead, continued Marc Márquez, who already in the second turn marked fast lap.
He was not the only one, since the best turn of Márquez was joined by Andrea Iannone, Esteve Rabat (Kalex), then fifth, and also by the Frenchman Johann Zarco (Motobi), who tried to overcome from the fourteenth place in which He had to leave after some bad training and was, by then, twelfth.
In the third round Andrea Iannone outperformed his rival Marc Márquez to command the test, although a turn later saw the track marshals show the red flag by breaking the engine of his Suter the British Gino Rea and pouring oil on the asphalt. that forced to stop the race to be able to proceed to the cleaning of the same one.
The new start was made only fourteen laps, from the twenty-six to which it was initially scheduled and in that second start, Andrea Iannone started from the most advantageous position.
He took his first opportunity, followed as a limpet by Marquez, with Esteve Rabat (Kalex), this time third ahead of his teammate Pol Espargaró and Swiss Thomas Luthi (Suter), but the world leader had a fright in the form of whiplash of his motorcycle that made the two Kalex pilots beat him.
The pace imposed by Iannone led him to open a gap of more than a second in just two laps, benefited in part by the error of Márquez, who had to endure after Espargaró and Rabat his chance to get close to the head of the race, as the Fourth place, with Pol second he had some important points in the fight for the world title with respect to his rival.
But each fast lap of Iannone was answered in the same measure by Pol Espargaró and Marc Márquez, who beat Rabat and placed behind his rival for the title and the differences in that trio narrowed to practically the minimum.
Espargaró, knowing that his only option to think about the title was to stay ahead of Marquez, he did not think twice and with the rear wheel of his Kalex bouncing he got inside the path of Iannone to overcome it, but Márquez did not take long either. Too much in beating the Italian. The Kalex driver tried to pull hard but Márquez was already “hooked” to him and therefore the end promised to be a true heart attack.
With Márquez’s fastest lap in the penultimate turn, literally stuck to his rival, which he overcame a couple of times, both fought each corner of the last lap, but Espargaró succumbed once again to the Márquez effect.
Esteve “Tito” Rabat (Kalex) achieved a more than meritorious fifth position, with Julián Simón (Suter) also in the points thanks to the twelfth place and with Nicolás Terol (Suter) fifteenth, just ahead of his teammate in the Mapfre team, Jordi Torres (Suter) and Axel Pons (Kalex). The only female of the category, the Spanish Elena Rosell (Speed Up), could not finish the test when suffering a fall.