Everyone was expecting Joe Roberts, Luca Marini or Enea Bastianini to win the race, but at the end it was Tetsuta Nagashima who made an impressive job to win the first Moto2 race of the season, making a fantastic comeback from behind. The Japanese started indeed from 14th on the grid but showed a good pace during the whole weekend and he converted it into the race, when he had to face a lot of duels and fights.
It surely was a race to remember and one of the most exciting one, with a lot of riders able to fight for the victory and podium positions. Nagashima had to face strong riders as Luca Marini, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Jorge Navarro, Joe Roberts, Enea Bastianini and Remy Gardner, over than his teammate Jorge Martin who was in the top group at the beginning of the race. Tetsuta was not scared and managed things in the best way possible being even able to create a consistent gap in the last three laps.
Most of the race was dominated by Luca Marini, who had the best start and led the package for 2/3 of the race, but in the final stages lost a lot of time and even ended the day crashing due to a contact with Jake Dixon, surely the worse possible ending. The fight for the podium was so between Lorenzo Baldassarri and Enea Bastianini, who made a fantastic duel during the whole race, with the Italian from Pons who finished in 2nd ahead of Italtrans guy who completed the podium.
Poleman Joe Roberts stayed in the group fighting for the podium until the end but never had the opportunity to attack the Italians but could be satisfied at the end as long as he finished 4th and resisted to Remy Gardner, who tried to dive the inside at last corner but could not overtake Roberts and finished in 5th. Jorge Navarro crossed the line in 6th even if it seemed to have a lot of pace to join the battle for the top 3.