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Yamaha duo Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes were able to stick it to the top three of Davies, Rea and Melandri in race two in Spain. Helped by their front row grid po­si­tion – earned by fin­ish­ing fourth and fifth in race one thanks to 2017’s re­verse grid reg­u­la­tions – they were able to fight with the Kawasaki and Du­cati stars.

De­spite good starts they could not break away, but were able to show they are the best of the rest.

Lowes ran off the track and dropped back with a tech prob­lem while Van der Mark ran into front tyre is­sues.

Lowes told MCN: “In race two I felt re­ally good. In some cor­ners I was try­ing to save the tyre and maybe I could have chal­lenged Marco for third.”

‘Maybe I could have chal­lenged Marco for third’

Yamaha’s Lowes and VDM put on a good show

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