Last Moto2 race of the year was probably even the best one as Brad Binder only managed to make his decisive move on Tom Luthi just at the penultimate lap! First of all, race distance was reduced from 25 laps to 16 due to Moto3 who was really long considering delays and red flag, but intermediate class was still fun to watch and gave us an incredible show until last lap.
Jorge Martin from 2nd had the better start and took the lead, while his teammate Brad Binder jumped immediately into 4th place, while Jorge Navarro lost two positions from pole and first row starter Stefano Manzi did even worse. Tom Luthi stayed in 2nd in the early stages of the race, before doing his move to take the lead on Jorge Martin in the first half of the race, followed by Brad Binder, while the Spaniard lost a lot of time and positions lap after lap.
Stefano Manzi had to close the gap with the first three after making a move on Jorge Martin for 4th, while also World Champion Alex Marquez recovered from 15th to 5th, but the race did not finish in the best way for him as long as he crashed in the final stages. Meanwhile, Brad Binder and Tom Luthi started to fight for the first position making a lot of moves where the Swiss was able in a first time to resist to the Sudafrican until penultimate lap.
Indeed, KTM rider forced his move again at turn 2 during penultimate lap, but Luthi was able to jump again into the lead as long as Binder went a bit wide, but 2016 Moto3 World Champion made again an overtake at turn 8 and this time was successful, with Brad who created a little gap that secured him the win until chequered flag. Behind them, we had another fight for last podium position, with Stefano Manzi who dived the inside at turn 6 and overtook Jorge Navarro, but the Spanirad counter attacked immediately at turn 7 and snatched the podium from the Italian.
There even was still a Title to be decided, with Fabio Di Giannantonio who conquered Rookie of the Year finishing in 8th; the Italian was the main candidate as long as in Valencia has a good advantage, but things were not so easy as long as Jorge Martin started from first row and could snatch him that achievement.
|Pos.||Punti||Num.||Pilota||Nazione||Team||Moto||Km/h||Data e ora/Distanza|
|1||25||41||Brad BINDER||RSA||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||150.7||25'30.766|
|2||20||12||Thomas LUTHI||SWI||Dynavolt Intact GP||Kalex||150.6||+0.735|
|3||16||9||Jorge NAVARRO||SPA||MB Conveyors Speed Up||Speed Up||150.5||+1.045|
|4||13||62||Stefano MANZI||ITA||MV Agusta Temporary Forward||MV Agusta||150.5||+1.185|
|5||11||88||Jorge MARTIN||SPA||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||149.9||+8.066|
|6||10||40||Augusto FERNANDEZ||SPA||FLEXBOX HP 40||Kalex||149.8||+8.311|
|7||9||97||Xavi VIERGE||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||149.7||+9.922|
|8||8||10||Luca MARINI||ITA||SKY Racing Team VR46||Kalex||149.6||+11.085|
|9||7||21||Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO||ITA||MB Conveyors Speed Up||Speed Up||149.5||+11.739|
|10||6||22||Sam LOWES||GBR||Federal Oil Gresini Moto2||Kalex||149.4||+12.362|
|11||5||54||Mattia PASINI||ITA||Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2||Kalex||149.0||+16.620|
|12||4||77||Dominique AEGERTER||SWI||MV Agusta Temporary Forward||MV Agusta||149.0||+17.160|
|13||3||96||Jake DIXON||GBR||Inde Angel Nieto Team||KTM||148.9||+17.595|
|14||2||33||Enea BASTIANINI||ITA||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||148.9||+17.624|
|15||1||87||Remy GARDNER||AUS||ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team||Kalex||148.9||+17.835|
|16||23||Marcel SCHROTTER||GER||Dynavolt Intact GP||Kalex||148.9||+18.090|
|17||7||Lorenzo BALDASSARRI||ITA||FLEXBOX HP 40||Kalex||148.9||+18.251|
|18||16||Joe ROBERTS||USA||American Racing KTM||KTM||148.9||+18.434|
|19||72||Marco BEZZECCHI||ITA||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||148.7||+19.829|
|20||5||Andrea LOCATELLI||ITA||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||149.0||+20.278|
|21||45||Tetsuta NAGASHIMA||JPN||ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team||Kalex||148.7||+20.298|
|22||11||Nicolo BULEGA||ITA||SKY Racing Team VR46||Kalex||148.7||+20.362|
|23||35||Somkiat CHANTRA||THA||IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia||Kalex||148.7||+20.280|
|24||64||Bo BENDSNEYDER||NED||NTS RW Racing GP||NTS||148.2||+25.732|
|25||20||Dimas EKKY PRATAMA||INA||IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia||Kalex||147.9||+28.179|
|26||65||Philipp OETTL||GER||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||147.9||+28.392|
|27||70||Tommaso MARCON||ITA||NTS RW Racing GP||NTS||147.5||+32.617|
|28||18||Xavi CARDELUS||AND||Inde Angel Nieto Team||KTM||147.1||+37.281|
|29||47||Adam NORRODIN||MAL||Petronas Sprinta Racing||Kalex||147.1||+37.410|
|30||73||Alex MARQUEZ||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||142.3||+1'29.344|
|69||Sean Dylan KELLY||USA||American Racing KTM||KTM||147.0||2 Giri|
|3||Lukas TULOVIC||GER||Kiefer Racing||KTM||141.8||11 Giri|