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#SpanishGP: Moto2™ race guide

#SpanishGP: Moto2™ race guide

All of the critical information you need to know about the Moto2™ race at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España.

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España begins at 12:20 Local Time and will last 26-laps.

  • Championship leader Sam Lowes starts from pole for the second time this year and for the fifth time in his Moto2™ career. Lowes is aiming to be the first British rider to win intermediate-class GP races in successive seasons since Chas Mortimer in 1974 & 1975.
  • Jonas Folger, the Moto2™ winner at Jerez last year, starts from second place on the grid.
  • Sandro Cortese is in third place on the grid – his first front row start since the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2014.
  • This is the first time since the Rio Grand Prix in 1996 that German riders have taken two of the top three places on the grid in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing. At Rio in 1996 Ralf Waldmann qualified in second place on the grid and Jurgen Fuchs in third.
  • Franco Morbidelli heads the second row of the grid – his best qualifying result since the German Grand Prix last year.
  • In fifth place on the grid is Tom Luthi, who has had three podium finishes at Jerez in the Moto2™ class.
  • World Champion Johann Zarco starts from 16th place on the grid – his worst qualifying result since he was 20th fastest qualifier at Le Mans in 2014.

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