News 16 Oct 2022

Dominant Moto2 win delivered by Lopez at Australian GP

Unmatched speed displayed en route to commanding victory.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Displaying unrivalled pace, Beta Tools Speed Up’s Alonso Lopez overcame a long lap penalty to take a dominant Moto2 win at the Australian GP.

Lopez wasted no time in stretching out an advantage at the front of the field, and by the time heĀ  served the long lap at Miller Corner on lap four he already had a 2.8-second lead.

The number 21 rejoined at the front with Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing) in second, but unfortunately, Arbolino crashed out of contention at the Hayshed shortly afterwards.

Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) worked his way forwards to challenge teammate and championship leader Augusto Fernandez, the pair engaged in combat until disaster struck for Fernandez with a high-speed fall at turn two.

Acosta then rode unchallenged to P2, as Jake Dixon completed the top three. Pole-setter Fermin Aldeguer was unable to deliver on the podium potential he showed throughout the weekend and finished fourth, and Manuel Gonzalez impressed in P5.

Positions six to 10 were occupied by Jeremy Alcoba (Liqui Moly Intact GP), Cameron Beaubier (American Racing) Somkiat Chantra (Idemistu Honda Team Asia), Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) and Bo Bendsneyder (Petramina Mandalika SAG Team). Despite a challenging weekend, Ai Ogura was able to take the championship lead following P11 at Phillip Island.

Detailed results