Somkiat Chantra storms to victory in Indonesia in dominating fashion.
Somkiat Chantra blasts his way to victory in Moto2 to become the first-ever Thai Grand Prix race winner, he led the entire race from start to finish and was completely unbeatable today in Indonesia.
The race began with Chantra taking the lead over the British pairing of Sam Lowes and Jake Dixon who would proceed to try and hunt down the rapid Thai rider to no avail, sadly on lap five poleman Jake Dixon would slide out of the race and Aron Canet would come through on Lowes to arrive in second place with Celestino Vietti on the hunt.
On lap eight Vietti would overtake Canet for second place with Lowes sat in fourth, the top four wouldn’t change from here and the chequered flag would come out on lap 16 to confirm the victory of Chantra, further back it was 16 year old Fermin Aldeguer who was battling with the experienced Augusto Fernandez with the pair swapping places, the experience of Fernandez being the victor in this battle, securing himself a P5 finish.
Aldeguer eventually dropped back to seventh place after being overtaken by Ai Ogura who put on a stunning ride to overtake 15 riders and finish in P6 overall.
Rounding out the top 10 were Tony Arbolino ahead of rookie Pedro Acosta who was forced to drop some places thanks to a long lap penalty, he finished ahead of the P10 man Albert Arenas.
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