Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results

Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results | Zarco Takes 2
Johan Zarco

The 2015 Moto2 Championship headed back to Spain for the second of four times this season, the action taking place at the tight and technical Catalunya-Barcelona Circuit.

The racing was intense from the opening lap when Moto2 points leader Ajo Motorsports Johann Zarco – the pole man – was stuffed after a close first-corner incident with Technomag Racing Interwetten’s Dominique Aegerter and AGR Team’s Jonas Folger.

But the Frenchman battled his way to the front of the grid by race’s end to earn his second win of 2015 Moto2. He was joined on the Catalunya Moto2 2015 podium by Paginas Amarillas HP 40’s Alex Rins and Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat, the reigning Moto2 Champion.

Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results | Zarco Takes 2 Rabat leads
Tito Rabat Leads

Under beautiful conditions, Rabat earned the holeshot, and was soon joined by Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes and Aegerter up front. Soon Rins was in the podium fight, and Lowes was unable to match the pace for a podium.

The Frenchman Zarco was charging through the grid, eventually taking Lowes and catching Rabat and Rins with three laps remaining. Rins ran wide at turn four with two laps remaining, giving the lead to Rabat and second to Zarco. These two battled down to the final lap.

During that lap, Zarco made a block pass on Rabat for the lead. Rabat then ran wide at the crash-happy Turn 10, seeing his hopes for a 12th Moto2 win dissolve. Zarco was left alone, and he crossed the line unchallenged. Rins finished 0.426 of a second back, with Rabat crossing the line third, 1.115 seconds back.

Lowes held on for fourth ahead of Paginas Amarillas HP40’s Luis Salom and Derendinger Racing Interwetten’s Thomas Luthi.

Folger, who was also involved in the incident at the first corner that pushed him back to 14th, finished seventh. Rounding out the top 10 were Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag Racing Interwetten) and Lorenzo Baldassari (Athina Forward Racing).

There were crashes for Ricard Cardus, Robin Mulhauser, and Ratthapark Wilairot on his return to the Moto2™ class. Sandro Cortese and Xavier Simeon crashed out at turn 4 on the first lap, with an incident involving Morbidelli and Axel Pons (AGR Team) at the same corner.

After seven of 18 rounds, Zarco continues his dominance in the point standings. He now leads Rabat by 40 points, and Lowes by 54.

The Moto2 season now breaks for two weeks before heading to the Assen TT in the Netherlands.

Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Ajo Motorsport Kalex 158.1 41’15.487
2 20 40 Alex RINS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 158.0 +0.426
3 16 1 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 158.0 +1.115
4 13 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Racing Speed Up 157.8 +3.914
5 11 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 157.6 +7.080
6 10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex 157.6 +7.383
7 9 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 157.5 +8.839
8 8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.4 +10.352
9 7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 157.4 +10.638
10 6 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Athinà Forward Racing Kalex 157.4 +10.730
11 5 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 157.4 +11.052
12 4 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.0 +16.338
13 3 3 Simone CORSI ITA Athinà Forward Racing Kalex 157.0 +16.649
14 2 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 156.8 +19.584
15 1 60 Julian SIMON SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 156.8 +19.657
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 156.8 +19.966
17 57 Edgar PONS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 156.3 +27.233
18 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI JIR Racing Team Kalex 156.1 +30.281
19 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 156.1 +30.344
20 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 155.6 +39.906
21 66 Florian ALT GER E-Motion IodaRacing Team Suter 155.3 +43.463
22 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 155.3 +43.641
23 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 Tech 3 155.2 +44.849
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI sports-millions-EMWE-SAG Kalex 155.0 +48.202
25 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 154.2 +1’01.457
26 93 Ramdan ROSLI MAL Petronas AHM Malaysia Kalex 153.8 +1’07.876
Not Classified
88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 156.2 6 Laps
15 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA JPMoto Malaysia Suter 155.4 14 Laps
70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 156.4 16 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 0 Lap
49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 0 Lap
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 0 Lap

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