2015 Indy Moto2 Results

2015 Indy Moto2 Results | Alex Rins Earns Debut Win
Alex Rins at Indy Moto2

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.

2015 Indy Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 40 Alex RINS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 151.3 41’18.866
2 20 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Ajo Motorsport Kalex 151.3 +0.482
3 16 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 151.3 +0.888
4 13 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 151.2 +1.719
5 11 1 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 151.2 +2.963
6 10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex 151.1 +3.478
7 9 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 151.0 +5.064
8 8 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 150.9 +7.562
9 7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 150.8 +9.316
10 6 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 150.8 +9.801
11 5 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 150.7 +9.899
12 4 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 150.7 +10.108
13 3 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 150.3 +17.106
14 2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 149.8 +25.187
15 1 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 149.4 +32.587
16 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 149.1 +37.611
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI sports-millions-EMWE-SAG Kalex 149.0 +38.889
18 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 148.4 +49.094
19 66 Florian ALT GER E-Motion IodaRacing Team Suter 147.8 +59.167
Not Classified
55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 151.0 1 Lap
22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Racing Speed Up 150.9 5 Laps
97 Xavier VIERGE SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 148.2 5 Laps
4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI JIR Racing Team Kalex 143.6 7 Laps
96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 Tech 3 140.6 10 Laps
15 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA JPMoto Malaysia Suter 147.1 11 Laps
36 Mika KALLIO FIN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 142.2 14 Laps
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 148.8 15 Laps
60 Julian SIMON SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 128.2 19 Laps

2015 Moto2 Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Johann ZARCO Kalex FRA 199
2 Alex RINS Kalex SPA 128
3 Tito RABAT Kalex SPA 125
4 Thomas LUTHI Kalex SWI 109
5 Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 107
6 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 92
7 Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 81
8 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex ITA 78
9 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex SWI 56
10 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 47
11 Julian SIMON Speed Up SPA 47
12 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 39
13 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex ITA 37
14 Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 36
15 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex SPA 36
16 Simone CORSI Kalex ITA 35
17 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 35
18 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 34
19 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 20
20 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 18
21 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 GER 14
22 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 13
23 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 7
24 Azlan SHAH Kalex MAL 6
25 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex SWI 1