With conditions declared wet but the Moto2 grid faced with a drying Indianapolis Motor Speedway, many decided to go with slick tires.This created loads of excitement during the opening laps of 2015 Indy Moto2, which marked the return of GP action following a month-long summer break. With the riders on slicks on a semi-wet track for round 10 of 18, many were cautious as they adjusted to conditions during the opening few laps Indianapolis Moto2.
Throughout it all, though, Paginas Amarillas HP40’s Alex Rins displayed a raw energy needed to earn his debut win. The rookie would do this, taking the victory from pole after some serious battling.When the 2015 Indy Moto2 was finished, Rin took the win by 0.482 of a second ahead of the current points leader, Ajo Motorsports Johann Zarco, and 0.888 of a second ahead of Italtrans Racing Kalex’s Franco Morbidelli.With his win, Rins also bumped the reigning Moto2 Champion Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS) for second in points; Rins now has 128 points, 71 behind Zarco. This was his ninth Grand Prix victory, which includes eight wins in Moto3.Once riders got used to the conditions, a battle very similar to what is the norm in Moto3 immediately began Rins, Rabat, Zarco and Dominique Aegerter (Technomag Racing Interwetten). This battle would go until the penultimate lap when Zarco ran wide – taking Aegerter with him. This allowed Rins to take the checkered flag without worry. Zarco would regain his rhythm to finish second, as Morbidelli took advantage of Aegerter’s mistake to earn his first Moto2 podium.Aegerter, fresh from his podium at the Suzuka 8 Hours, finished fourth, 0.406 behind Morbidelli. Fifth went to Rabat, who fought hard with Morbidelli for much of the race.Rounding out the top 10 were Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing Interwetten), AGR Teams Axel Pons, who recovered from a warm-up crash, Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2), Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) and Alex Marquez (Paginas Amarillas HP40).With five laps remaining, Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes crashed out while in sixth at Turn 15. Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) was also in contention for a top six finish when he crashed out on the final lap, while Mika Kallio, who had started from the front row, also went down after contact with Lowes on lap 11.There were also DNF’s for Tech 3’s debutant Xavi Vierge, Randy Krummenacher, Ratthapark Wilairot, Sandro Cortese and Julian Simon who had actually led the race at the start.Following 2015 Indy Moto2, the series takes no break, heading directly to Brno for the Czech Republic Grand Prix August 14-16.