San Marino Moto2: Lopez delivers Misano Masterclass for first win | MotoGP

Nobody could stay with the relentless pace of Alonso Lopez, who took his first world championship win in the Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix, round fourteen of the championship.

From third on the grid the +Ego Speed Up rider immediately found his way to the front of thr race after a lightning start which allowed him to make a huge lunge for the lead.

Once in front the rookie never looked back, crossing the line 1.253s clear after a string of constant, relentless laps all in the 1m 36s bracket.

The number 21 had only ever graced the podium twice before today’s dominant win, once back in Moto3 with the other coming earlier in the year after he joined the paddock mid season when he was second at Silverstone.

With Kalex dominating the championship it is also the first time Boscoscuro have secured a win since Fabio Quartararo stood on the top spot in Moto2 for the team back in 2018.

A first win still eludes Aron Canet as he gave chase and reduced the gap slightly but always looked as if second was the most he could hope for, which is where he finished for Flexbox HP40, though crossing the line was an achievement in itself in a race that saw just 17 riders reach the chequered flag.

Augusto Fernandez was pleased with third after a tentative qualifying following crashes in earlier sessions saw him start ninth. The best racing in the class came from his long battle for position with Albert Arenas, with the duo swapping position for much of the duration before the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider pulled away for the final podium spot as grip faded.

That left Arenas, who also had his sights on a first win after securing a front row start, fourth – the only Inde GasGAs Aspar rider to complete race distance

Ai Ogura was initially battling them for position but soon slipped back for fifth which is where he stayed for most of the race for Idemitsu Honda team Asia.

Pedro Acosta made up places late on to take sixth on just his second race back since he returned from injury for Red Bull KTM Ajo, completing a solid day for the team.

The Spaniard held off Tony Arbolino in the run to the line, the top Italian on home soil on his elf Marc VDS bike.

Somkiat Chantra took eighth from Joe roberts with nine laps remaining and held firm on the second Idemitsu entry, with the American forced to settle for a distant ninth after the Thai rider pulled away for Italtrans.

There was a further wait for Jeremy Alcoba to reach the line and complete the top ten for Liqui Moly IntactGP.

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