Moto2 2019: Thomas Luthi Wins at Grand Prix of the Americas

  • Returning rider Thomas Luthi wins the Moto2 race at the Grand Prix of the Americas.

  • His teammate Marcel Schrotter took second after battling with Alex Marquez.

  • Championship leader Jorege Baldassarri crashed out.

It was a day of redemption for Thomas Luthi as he won the Moto2 race at the Grand Prix of the Americas.

The Swiss rider gave up on riding in MotoGP after lackluster results and returned to the Moto2 with the Dynavolt Intact GP team.

It was his teammate Marcel Schrotter who took the holeshot at the start, followed by Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS). However, Marquez was able to force his way through a few corners later.

Marcel Schrotter – Photo credit

But instead of managing to break away, he was hunted down Luthi who had overtaken Schrotter. Soon, the pair started trading places with Marquez. The latter even resorted to putting up some hard passes but Luthi preservered and made his move stick. Luthi didn’t book back from that point on and rode to his win.

Marquez began falling into the grasps of Schrotter. When the latter moved to overtake, Marquez responded with hard passes including bumping into Schrotter. But Marquez couldn’t defend anymore and Schrotter passed him to claim second.

Alex Marquez – Photo credit

Marquez kept fading and was eventually passed by Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up) who had Mattia Pasini (Flexbox HP 40) in tow.

Championship leader Jorge Baldassarri (Flexbox HP 40) crashed out after hitting the rear tyre of Jorge Martin’s (Red Bull KTM Ajo) out-of-control bike.

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