2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results | Another Wet British GP

2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results | Another Wet British GP
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2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results

2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results | Another Wet British GP Johann
Johann Zarco

Johann Zarco had a slow start to the 2015 Moto2 Championship when he finished eighth at the opening round in Qatar. But from round two at Circuit of the Americas and on, the 25-year-old Frenchman has shown nothing but talent, earning podiums at every race.

His latest arrived at a wet-then-drying Silverstone Circuit for round 12 of 2015 Moto2 – the British Grand Prix. The 2015 Silverstone Moto2 podium was also a win – the AJO Motorsport’s fifth of the year.

Zarco earned the win after riding smartly at Silverstone, the longest circuit on the Moto2 schedule at 3.66 miles. The race was declared wet, and every rider was on rain tires. But towards the end of the 18-lap race, a dry line appeared. Zarco preserved his tires, eventually taking the win by 3.360 seconds ahead of Paginas Amarillas HP40’s Alex Rins.

Earning the final podium spot was the reigning Moto2 Champion, EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex’s Tito Rabat, who finished 5.527 seconds back. With his win, Zarco has increased his lead in the Moto2 point standings to 249 points, 85 ahead of Rins and 88 ahead of Rabat.

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Zarco began from third on the grid behind Rins and poleman Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing). Lowes fell back, and a battle began between Rabat, Rins and Zarco. During the second lap, Zarco and Rabat nearly touched, pushing Zarco back to fifth. By lap seven, he fought his way back to the front and took the lead from Rabat.

From there Zarco opened up a gap, earning his sixth GP-career victory (5X Moto2, 1X 125cc). Moto2 rookie Rins fought hard with Rabat and the other Marc VDS rider, Alex Marquez, to earn second.

Rabat had the early lead, but his rain tires began deteriorating quickly from running on the drying line. Regardless, he fought hard for the final podium position, his fifth of the season. Rabat finishing ahead of Marquez – the brother of MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez who crashed out of 2015 Silverstone MotoGP – and AGR Team’s Jonas Folger.

Lowes, who slipped back to eighth after a horrible start from pole, redeemed himself to earn sixth before a home crowd. Seventh went to QMMF Racing’s Anthony West, who fought from 22nd to seventh. Rounding out the top 10 were Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing Interwetten), and Ricard Cardus (JP Moto Malaysia).

Crashing out during 2015 Silverstone Moto 2 were wildcard Bradley Ray (FAB-Racing), Forward Racing duo Lorenzo Baldassari and Simone Corsi, and Thitipong Warokorn (APH PTT The Pizza SAG).

The 2015 Moto2 Championship breaks for two weeks before heading to Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix.

2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1255Johann ZARCOFRAAjo MotorsportKalex148.542’53.674
22040Alex RINSSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex148.3+3.360
3161Tito RABATSPAEG 0,0 Marc VDSKalex148.2+5.527
41373Alex MARQUEZSPAEG 0,0 Marc VDSKalex148.1+6.489
51194Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex148.0+8.228
61022Sam LOWESGBRSpeed Up RacingSpeed Up146.9+28.261
7995Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up146.6+33.902
8811Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex146.6+33.939
9712Thomas LUTHISWIDerendinger Racing InterwettenKalex146.5+34.889
10688Ricard CARDUSSPAJPMoto MalaysiaSuter146.5+35.084
11523Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3146.3+38.814
1244Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIJIR Racing TeamKalex146.3+39.190
13377Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag Racing InterwettenKalex145.8+47.780
14230Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex145.3+57.103
15149Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex145.1+1’00.071
1655Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex145.0+1’02.268
1739Luis SALOMSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex144.9+1’04.389
1860Julian SIMONSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up144.9+1’04.806
1925Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex144.7+1’07.910
2036Mika KALLIOFINItaltrans Racing TeamKalex144.6+1’08.594
212Jesko RAFFINSWIsports-millions-EMWE-SAGKalex144.5+1’10.950
2297Xavi VIERGESPATech 3Tech 3144.5+1’11.354
2370Robin MULHAUSERSWITechnomag Racing InterwettenKalex143.0+1’39.471
2466Florian ALTGERE-Motion IodaRacing TeamSuter142.3+1’51.325
2519Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Kalex140.11 Lap
2664Federico CARICASULOITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex133.51 Lap
2796Louis ROSSIFRATasca Racing Scuderia Moto2Tech 3127.52 Laps
Not Classified
10Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex142.02 Laps
7Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAForward RacingKalex141.05 Laps
3Simone CORSIITAForward RacingKalex137.65 Laps
28Bradley RAYGBRFAB-RacingFTR138.016 Laps

2015 Moto2 Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Johann ZARCOKalexFRA249
2Alex RINSKalexSPA164
3Tito RABATKalexSPA161
4Sam LOWESSpeed UpGBR128
5Thomas LUTHIKalexSWI125
6Jonas FOLGERKalexGER102
7Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL92
8Franco MORBIDELLIKalexITA84
9Dominique AEGERTERKalexSWI62
10Alex MARQUEZKalexSPA62
11Sandro CORTESEKalexGER51
12Mika KALLIOKalexFIN48
13Julian SIMONSpeed UpSPA47
14Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN45
15Luis SALOMKalexSPA43
16Simone CORSIKalexITA40
17Lorenzo BALDASSARRIKalexITA37
18Hafizh SYAHRINKalexMAL36
19Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS29
20Axel PONSKalexSPA19
21Marcel SCHROTTERTech 3GER19
22Randy KRUMMENACHERKalexSWI17
23Louis ROSSITech 3FRA7
24Ricard CARDUSSuterSPA6
25Azlan SHAHKalexMAL6
26Robin MULHAUSERKalexSWI1

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