Fifth in the last Grand Prix of the season in Portugal, Enea Bastianini became Moto2 world champion this Sunday. Australian Remy Gardner won the race ahead of Luca Marini and Sam Lowes.
Fifteenth and last Moto2 race this Sunday in the Algarve with the Portuguese Grand Prix. Leader of the world championship, Enea Bastianini had the opportunity to consolidate his first place in the general classification and thus become world champion. An opportunity that he did not let pass despite a difficult race. Starting fourth on the starting grid, the Italian saw his pursuers in the general classification, Luca Marini (2nd) and Sam Lowes (3rd), occupy the first places. Never won, he managed to ensure the essential and finish on the highest step in the general classification.
Bastianini, fifth, completed his 23 laps on the track almost nine seconds behind Australian Remy Gardner, winner for the first time of a race in the intermediate category. “It was a fantastic season, today (Sunday) I am world champion but it was very difficult with the Covid-19. I dedicate this title to my team, my team, my coach and my girlfriend. It’s the best day of my life, ”he exulted at the end of the race.
A title before heading off in MotoGP
With this performance, the Italtrans Racing Team driver gleaned eleven units and finished the season with 205 points, nine steps ahead of Luca Marini. His compatriot was in the lead for a long time but was overtaken by Remy Gardner in the last laps of the race. He finished second on the podium ahead of Sam Lowes third in the season final standings. Luca Marini will therefore not have managed to make up for his 18 points behind Bastianini at the start of the race. The two men will meet again in MotoGP next year within the Esponsorama Racing team., a new adventure in which they will try to confirm their fine performances achieved in the intermediate category.
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