Ai Ogura led from begin to end within the Spanish Moto2 race on Sunday to take his first victory in senior motorbike racing.
The Japanese rider, who arrived in Jerez La Frontera second within the standings after two podium finishes within the first 4 races, began from pole place for the primary time and by no means gave up the lead earlier than successful comfortably.
In 4 years in Moto3 and Moto2 21-year-old Ogura had completed on the rostrum 11 occasions with out successful a race.
“This time I’m 120 per cent pleased,” he stated on the end. “This time the race was good I began first and completed first.”
Spaniard Aron Canet completed 2.5 seconds behind regardless of using with a protecting forged on his left arm.
Canet underwent surgical procedure final Monday after breaking his arm in a crash within the Portuguese Grand Prix the day earlier than.
“It was one of the tough races of my life,” he stated.
Italian Tony Arbolino was third with Spaniard Augusto Fernandez fourth.
Italian Celestino Vietti battled to a sixth-place end to retain first place within the championship, 19 factors forward of Ogura.
Arbolino stayed third and Canet climbed to fourth.