Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results | Zarco Takes 2

Catalunya Moto2 2015 Results | Zarco Takes 2
Johan Zarco

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

1255Johann ZARCOFRAAjo MotorsportKalex158.141’15.487
22040Alex RINSSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex158.0+0.426
3161Tito RABATSPAEG 0,0 Marc VDSKalex158.0+1.115
41322Sam LOWESGBRSpeed Up RacingSpeed Up157.8+3.914
51139Luis SALOMSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex157.6+7.080
61012Thomas LUTHISWIDerendinger Racing InterwettenKalex157.6+7.383
7994Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex157.5+8.839
8821Franco MORBIDELLIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex157.4+10.352
9777Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag Racing InterwettenKalex157.4+10.638
1067Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAAthinà Forward RacingKalex157.4+10.730
11573Alex MARQUEZSPAEG 0,0 Marc VDSKalex157.4+11.052
12436Mika KALLIOFINItaltrans Racing TeamKalex157.0+16.338
1333Simone CORSIITAAthinà Forward RacingKalex157.0+16.649
14255Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex156.8+19.584
15160Julian SIMONSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up156.8+19.657
1623Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3156.8+19.966
1757Edgar PONSSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex156.3+27.233
184Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIJIR Racing TeamKalex156.1+30.281
1925Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex156.1+30.344
2030Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex155.6+39.906
2166Florian ALTGERE-Motion IodaRacing TeamSuter155.3+43.463
2295Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up155.3+43.641
2396Louis ROSSIFRATasca Racing Scuderia Moto2Tech 3155.2+44.849
242Jesko RAFFINSWIsports-millions-EMWE-SAGKalex155.0+48.202
2510Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex154.2+1’01.457
2693Ramdan ROSLIMALPetronas AHM MalaysiaKalex153.8+1’07.876
Not Classified
88Ricard CARDUSSPATech 3Tech 3156.26 Laps
15Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAJPMoto MalaysiaSuter155.414 Laps
70Robin MULHAUSERSWITechnomag Racing InterwettenKalex156.416 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
11Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex0 Lap
49Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex0 Lap
19Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Kalex0 Lap

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