2019 Moto2 Thailand Grand Prix Preview

Moto2 heads to Thailand this weekend for the fifteenth round of the season.

The top five

Alex Marquez currently leads the Moto2 standings and goes into the race weekend off the back of consecutive podium finishes and has finished on the podium in five of the last six races.

It means that he is thirty eight points ahead of second placed Jorge Navarro who himself has finished on the podium in three of the last six races, including last time out.

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Navarro has moved up to second in the standings after previous occupant, Augusto Fernandez, endured a difficult race in Aragon which eventually saw him finish down in twenty second. This after winning the two races prior.

Despite his nightmare Aragon race, Fernandez finds himself only four points behind Navarro. But he also can’t afford another difficult race as he is only two points ahead of fourth placed Thomas Luthi.

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Luthi may not have finished on the podium since the Catalan Grand Prix but he goes to Thailand having finished inside the top ten in six of the last seven races.

Lastly, nine points behind Luthi is Brad Binder who has finished on the podium in five of the last seven races, this includes claiming victory in the race prior to the Thailand Grand Prix.

Eleventh to fifteenth

Another close group of riders going into the weekend consists of five riders from Tetsuta Nagashima in eleventh down to Iker Lecuona in fifteenth.

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Eight points cover eleventh down to fifteenth with perhaps the most in form being Lecuona who has finished inside the points in four of the five races prior to Thailand. His highest finish on this run is seventh which he achieved last time out in Aragon.

The current leader of the group, Nagashima, has retired from three of the last four races with his teammate, Remy Gardner three points behind him in similar form having retired from two of the last four.

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Level on points with Gardner is Sam Lowes, thanks to having finished fifth in the two previous races, his highest finish of the season to date. It leaves him one point ahead of Xavi Vierge who himself has finished inside the top ten in the last three races, leaving him four points ahead of the in form Lecuona.

Rookies

The leading Moto2 rookie is Fabio Di Giannantonio who is currently ninth in the standings having finished in the points in the last seven races, this run also includes two second place finishes. It leaves him thirteen points ahead of fellow Italian and Moto2 rookie Enea Bastianini who is tenth in the standings.

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Like Di Giannantonio, Jorge Martin a fellow Moto2 rookie, is in good form heading to Thailand. He is currently on a six point race scoring run, which includes his best result of the season, a seventh place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Lastly a mention for Somkiat Chantra, who is also a rookie in the Moto2 class and heads to his home Grand Prix off the back of finishing in the points in three of the last five races, finishing just outside of the top fifteen in the other two.

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