2015 Jerez Moto2 Results

2015 Jerez Moto2 Results | Folger Earns Comfortable Win Folger
Jonas Folger

The 2015 Moto2 Championship headed to Europe for the first time this season, the action taking place at the Jerez circuit.

The reigning Moto2 Champion Esteve “Tito” Rabat was quick throughout free practice and qualifying, and claimed the pole for round four of Moto2. He carried this momentum into the race, but couldn’t sustain enough speed for the win.

Rabat led until 17 laps remained when he was passed by AGR Team’s Jonas Folger, who won the Moto2-season opener in Qatar. Folger ran smoothly, allowing him to take the victory by 1.931 seconds ahead of AJO Motorsports’s Johann Zarco, who took the win two weeks ago in Argentina. Rabat would have to settle for third after dealing with tire-wearing issues and a last-lap clash.

The Spaniard fought hard to earn third. He was in second until the last lap, and was observed sliding in every corner. Behind, Paginas Amarilas HP40’s Alex Rins and Zarco had caught up, the latter moving to fourth from ninth on the grid.

2015 Jerez Moto2 Results | Folger Earns Comfortable Win
Jerez Moto2 action

Approaching the final corner, Rins and Zarco closed in on Rabat. The battling was so intense that Rins made some contact with Rabat, and fell into the gravel trap.

Zarco also contacted Rabat as he quickly moved from fourth into second. Rabat was able to ride to third, and Rins remounted to finish 18th.

Finishing a lonely fourth was Derendinger Racing Interwetten’s Thomas Luthi (-6.833). Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Xavier Simeon finished fifth, 11.086 seconds off the pace.

Rounding out the top 10 were Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team), Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP40), Simone Corsi (Athina Forward Racing), the reigning Moto3 Champion Alex Marquez (Marc VDS) and Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3).

QMMF Racig Team’s Julian Simon tool 11th, which was impressive considered he was forced to start at the back of a grid due to receiving a penalty form Race Direction for being 2kg under the weight limit during Qualifying.

The winner in Texas, Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes, struggled to 20th after experiencing major grip issues at Jerez.

After four of 18 rounds, Zarco now holds the points lead with 72, 16 ahead of Folger. Rins is in third with 49 points.

The 2015 Moto2 series now breaks for two weeks before heading to Le Mans in France.

2015 Jerez MotoGP Results

1. 25 points, #94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 153.2 45’01.873
2. 20, #5 Johann ZARCO FRA Ajo Motorsport Kalex 153.1 +1.931
3. 16, #1 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 153.0 +2.222
4. 13, #12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex 152.8 +6.833
5. 11, #19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 152.5 +11.086
6. 10, #21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 152.5 +12.479
7. 9, #39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 152.4 +12.965
8. 8, #3 Simone CORSI ITA Athinà Forward Racing Kalex 152.4 +14.434
9. 7, #73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 152.2 +18.073
10. 6, #23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 151.9 +21.958
11. 5, #60 Julian SIMON SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.9 +22.126
12. 4, #55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 151.8 +25.339
13. 3, #7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Athinà Forward Racing Kalex 151.7 +26.779
14. 2, #4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI JIR Racing Team Kalex 151.6 +27.946
15. 1, #95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.4 +30.873
16. #77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 151.3 +34.026
17. #30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 151.3 +34.105
18. #40 Alex RINS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 151.2 +35.568
19. #57 Edgar PONS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 151.1 +37.590
20. #22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Racing Speed Up 150.9 +41.011
21. #25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 150.6 +46.619
22. #10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 150.5 +47.743
23. #70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 149.9 +59.851
24. #66 Florian ALT GER Octo Iodaracing Team Suter 149.2 +1’11.461
25. #2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI sports-millions-EMWE-SAG Kalex 149.2 +1’11.513
26. #51 Zaqhwan ZAIDI MAL JPMoto Malaysia Suter 148.5 +1’25.703

Not Classified

36 Mika KALLIO FIN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 151.1 4 Laps
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 148.7 12 Laps
88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 150.6 14 Laps
49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 150.2 21 Lap

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