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2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results | Another Wet British GP

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.

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

2015 Silverstone Moto2 Results – Recap

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. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Ajo Motorsport Kalex 148.5 42’53.674
2 20 40 Alex RINS SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 148.3 +3.360
3 16 1 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 148.2 +5.527
4 13 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 148.1 +6.489
5 11 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 148.0 +8.228
6 10 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Racing Speed Up 146.9 +28.261
7 9 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 146.6 +33.902
8 8 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 146.6 +33.939
9 7 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex 146.5 +34.889
10 6 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA JPMoto Malaysia Suter 146.5 +35.084
11 5 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 146.3 +38.814
12 4 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI JIR Racing Team Kalex 146.3 +39.190
13 3 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 145.8 +47.780
14 2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 145.3 +57.103
15 1 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 145.1 +1’00.071
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 145.0 +1’02.268
17 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 144.9 +1’04.389
18 60 Julian SIMON SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 144.9 +1’04.806
19 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 144.7 +1’07.910
20 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 144.6 +1’08.594
21 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI sports-millions-EMWE-SAG Kalex 144.5 +1’10.950
22 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 144.5 +1’11.354
23 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex 143.0 +1’39.471
24 66 Florian ALT GER E-Motion IodaRacing Team Suter 142.3 +1’51.325
25 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 140.1 1 Lap
26 64 Federico CARICASULO ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 133.5 1 Lap
27 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 Tech 3 127.5 2 Laps
Not Classified
10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 142.0 2 Laps
7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Forward Racing Kalex 141.0 5 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA Forward Racing Kalex 137.6 5 Laps
28 Bradley RAY GBR FAB-Racing FTR 138.0 16 Laps

2015 Moto2 Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Johann ZARCO Kalex FRA 249
2 Alex RINS Kalex SPA 164
3 Tito RABAT Kalex SPA 161
4 Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 128
5 Thomas LUTHI Kalex SWI 125
6 Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 102
7 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 92
8 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex ITA 84
9 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex SWI 62
10 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex SPA 62
11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 51
12 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 48
13 Julian SIMON Speed Up SPA 47
14 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 45
15 Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 43
16 Simone CORSI Kalex ITA 40
17 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex ITA 37
18 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 36
19 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 29
20 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 19
21 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 GER 19
22 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 17
23 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 7
24 Ricard CARDUS Suter SPA 6
25 Azlan SHAH Kalex MAL 6
26 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex SWI 1

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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