2014 Aragon Moto2 Preview
As the 2014 Moto2 Championship heads this weekend to Motorland Aragon, Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) holds a 22-point lead over teammate Mika Kallio.
Rabat has beaten the Finn to the finish line in the last three races, keeping Kallio trailing in second place. But things can change this weekend.
With round 14 moving to Aragon, fans can expect an all-out effort on Rabat’s part to repeat his winning feat and please the home country crowd. In addition, Rabat is only the third rider in Moto2 history to win three or more consecutive victories, and it’s a sure thing he’d love to make it four in a row.
Kallio has three victories this year and knows he must top the podium soon in order to gain ground on Rabat in the title hunt. Kallio has been a steady contender getting on the podium in each of the last five events, including a the last round out in Misano.
Trailing Kallio in the standings is Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who is the only rider other than Rabat and Kallio with a mathematical possibility of winning the 2014 Moto2 title. He placed fourth at Misano but has been on the podium five times so far in his rookie season and will need to do it again to have a title shot.
Dominique Aegerter (SWI) (Technomag carXpert) is fourth in the standings, after his sixth place finish at Misano. Thomas Luthi (SWI) (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) holds fifth place in the standings going into Aragon.
Kalex is already the Moto2 Constructors’ World Champion of 2014, and although second-placed Suter could equal Kalex’s points tally of 315, the latter would still claim the title by virtue of a greater number of race victories.
2014 Moto2 Point Standings (after 13 of 18 rounds):
|7||Johann ZARCO||Caterham Suter||FRA||88|
|8||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||AUS||65|
|12||Marcel SCHROTTER||Tech 3||GER||51|
|14||Sam LOWES||Speed Up||GBR||42|
|16||Alex DE ANGELIS||Suter||RSM||37|
|21||Ricard CARDUS||Tech 3||SPA||28|