Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) had a tough day and a difficult weekend before that when the FIM stewards stole the podium from his point of view. But the US boy fought his way through and came in a good tenth.

Remy Gardner’s masterpiece with the 2nd win of the season

Even if Raul Fernandez is from Madrid, for the Spaniard his clear defeat against his teammate in his adopted home Catalonia was a bitter pill. You could see it from the rookie in the interview after qualifying, and he couldn’t hide it even after the race, despite second place. After Mugello, where it was still close, the Australian had literally dismantled his Ajo stablemate in the final this time. It was practically the masterpiece of Remy Gardner, who with the second win of the season in a row extended his world championship lead over Fernandez. The two are currently in a league of their own and their pursuers Marco Bezzecchi and Sam Lowes have already lost some feathers compared to them. While the Italian is still in close contact, the Englishman is missing the points from the Grand Prix of Portugal, France and Italy. Due to these 3 falls and a modest seventh place in Montmeló alone on the World Cup runner-up over 50 points.

Remy Gardner at the press conference after it was officially announced shortly before that he would compete in Tech 3 KTM in MotoGP next season. Our readers knew this before anyone else because we announced this on our website on April 5th.

The second race of the day was marked by numerous falls
After all, it was the only race in the combustion categories in which the stewards had not falsified the composition on the podium. There were far too many falls for that, and some of them looked anything but harmless. It all started with Aron Canet and Marcos Ramirez, two Spaniards. Then followed an Italian with Lorenzo Dalla Porta and less than two minutes later he was followed by a Japanese with Ai Ogura. The collision of the falling Fabio Di Giannantonio with the completely innocent Hector Garzo did not look like either. Nevertheless, 26 drivers saw the checkered flag, which was even the best of the season. But because many of the crashes happened relatively far ahead, there were some changes in position in a race that was not very varied apart from the fight for victory. Bo Bendsneyder, who initially fought on position 3, had to settle for position 6 in the end, but it was after all his second-best result of the season after P5 at Le Mans.

Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) was not in the top ten in the Catalan GP for a long time, but in the end it was a solid top ten result before his home race in Hohenstein-Ernstthal in Saxony.

The result of the seventh Moto2 race of the season in Montmeló

For a long time only in 13th position, Marcel Schrötter benefited from numerous falls in front of him in the last phase of the race, which in the end gave the German another top ten result. Even Tom Lüthi inherited only the second point of the season in this way. With the multiple GP winner from Switzerland, anything but resigning at the end of the season would be a sensation. Perhaps this will even free up a place for his compatriot Dominique Aegerter, who narrowly missed a win in MotoE on the same day and celebrated his first triumph in WorldSSP 600 the weekend before.

World Championship status in all 3 classes after round 7 at a glance

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