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Moto2 Spielberg: Morbidelli wins a thrilling thrust

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 | Sports

13. August 2017 – 13:26

Souvern: Franco Morbidelli won his seventh victory in the eleventh race

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(cafetheology.org) – Seventh win of the season for Franco Morbidelli: The Italian took the lead in the Grand Prix of Austria in a thrilling three-man fight and took another step towards the Moto2 World Championship. Souvern, he held his Marc VDS team colleague Alex Marquez and Tom Lthi, second and third. KTM missed a podium at the home game on the Red Bull Ring. Miguel Oliveira was five laps before the end of the race after a strong catch-up. The only representative from Germany had no luck. Immediately after the start, there were two accidents in the first corner in the middle and a chain reaction involving a total of nine riders. Sandro Cortese had no chance to avoid this chaos. Already after the first few meters the race was over for the IntactGP-pilots. The race was only on Sunday with one rider, as Danny Kent had to be injured in the race. At the top, the race was dominated by Morbidelli, Marquez and Lthi. The Italian with starting number 21 ran over long distances. Behind him, Lthi tried several times to find a way past Marquez, but the Spaniard countered. In this close duel, there were also slight touches. Eight laps before the race, Marquez attacked his team-mate in turn 3, but the Italian hit back and Lthi also slipped past Marquez.With this trio fighting each other at eye level, Oliveira came from behind and made the connection. But five laps before the race, the Portuguese hit the road to the fast Jochen-Rindt curve and tumbled into the gravel bed. One lap later, Marquez turned to Lthi in second place, while Morbidelli was able to get a lead of half a second in the lead. Long duels between Marquez and LthiThe decision on the ranking on the podium fell three rounds before the race , In the hunt for Marquez, Lthi braked in corner 3, had to cross the paved run-off zone and lost a second to the Spaniard. "All in all, it was entertaining for me," says Lthi about the exciting race. "Every time I overtook Alex, I lost at the end, he was able to back down, I generally had the better pace, so I thought I could be Franco "Morbidelli: Correct answer to Brnn After the disappointment of Brnn, Morbidelli made the right decision Answer. With his seventh season of the season, the MotoGP pilot, who was 10 years old, increased his world championship lead to Lthi again to 26 points. "It was a decisive victory," Morbidelli breathed through. "I'm really happy, that was important after the bad race in Brnn, where I was just unlucky, and I had difficulties at the beginning of this weekend, but we were able to get hold of this victory and I'm very satisfied. "Marquez is in the World Championship third and is 54 points behind his team colleague. Today he could not beat Morbidelli, but the Spaniard prevailed against Lthi. "We both wanted the same," he says, speaking to the Swiss. "I wanted to make a mistake, I was a bit disappointed because I had the pace for the victory, but I'm still looking forward to it Me over the podium because that was not a simple weekend. "After the failure of Oliveira pole setter Mattia Pasini and Francesco Bagnaia dueled fourth place. Once Bagnaia was ordered by the racecourse to give up a position because of several times the track limits. Nevertheless, the duel of the two Italians raced to the finish line, until finally the youth passed through. Bagnaia was fourth ahead of Pasini. Takaaki Nakagami held the upper hand in front of Brad Binder in the duel for the sixth place. The Sdafrikaner was the best KTM rider in the finish line. Behind him, the Swiss Dominique Aegerter rounded off the top 10 as the best Suter driver and Hafizh Syharin. Also by the mass accidents in the first corner only 21 drivers saw the finish line. For the riders of the classes Moto2 and Moto3 on Monday still an official test day is on the program. The next Grand Prix will take place on 27 August in Silverstone (Great Britain).

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