2016 Jerez Moto2 Results | Four Rounds, Four Different Winners

2016 Jerez Moto2 Results | Four Rounds, Four Different Winners
Sam Lowes at Jerez Moto2

2016 Jerez Moto2 Results

Four races, four winners. The non-repeating winner story continues for the 2016 Moto2 Championship

The latest rider claim victory was the Brit Sam Lowes, who earned his first win of 2016 Moto2 at the Spanish Grand Prix held on the 2.75-mile Jerez circuit containing 13 corners. Lowes finished runner-up in rounds two and three in Argentina and Texas, respectively, but was finally able to earn the win.

And earn he did; the 25-year-old Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex pilot claimed the pole position, and battled to remain up front. When Jerez Moto2 was completed, Lowes, who led 25 laps out of 26, took the win 2.480 seconds ahead of Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex) and 8.113 seconds ahead of Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex’s Alex Rins, who won at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas two weeks ago.

“It was a long race, no doubt! I knew that Folger had a good pace and I knew that also Rins was in the game, so I was expecting a tough race. The track conditions have changed several times over the weekend and today have changed again, with higher temperatures,” Lowes said.

“However, here we have made many tests in the winter and thanks to this work the bike always worked very well. After the two second places, obtained racing two strong races, I was confident ahead of this event. I wanted to try to win and I did it, so I’m very happy for this first victory of the season. Now we look forward to Le Mans and the rest of the season!”

When Jerez Moto2 2016 began, Folger got to turn one first, but Lowes quickly retaliated, taking the leading position back. Folger followed closely for up to 10 laps, but from there Lowes found something extra and pulled away to earn the win.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS’s Franco Morbidelli finished in a lonely fourth, over two seconds behind Rins and nearly four seconds ahead of the reigning Moto2 Champion, Ajo Motorsports’ Johann Zarco.

Leopard Racing’s Miguel Oliveira was in contention for a top five, but crashed out at lap 21, allowing Garage Plus Interwetten’s Thomas Luthi to earn sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia), Dominique Aegerter (CarXpert Interwetten), Luis Salom (SAG Team) and Xavier Simeon (QMMF Racing Team).

With his three podiums in four rounds, Lowes now has 72 points, 10 ahead of Rins. Zarco is third with 56 points, 16 behind Lowes.

The 2016 Moto2 Championship breaks for two weeks ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at Le Mans.

2016 Jerez Moto2 Results

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12522Sam LOWESGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Kalex153.444’58.624
22094Jonas FOLGERGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex153.2+2.480
31640Alex RINSSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex152.9+8.113
41321Franco MORBIDELLIITAEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDSKalex152.8+10.659
5115Johann ZARCOFRAAjo MotorsportKalex152.5+14.594
61012Thomas LUTHISWIGarage Plus InterwettenKalex152.5+16.019
7930Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex152.4+16.352
8877Dominique AEGERTERSWICarXpert InterwettenKalex152.3+18.433
9739Luis SALOMSPASAG TeamKalex152.1+21.502
10619Xavier SIMEONBELQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up151.6+31.300
11555Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex151.3+35.980
12454Mattia PASINIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex151.3+37.348
13332Isaac VIÑALESSPATech 3 RacingTech 3151.3+37.454
1422Jesko RAFFINSWISports-Millions-EMWE-SAGKalex150.6+48.923
15170Robin MULHAUSERSWICarXpert InterwettenKalex150.2+55.832
1610Luca MARINIITAForward TeamKalex149.9+1’01.795
177Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAForward TeamKalex149.5+1’09.465
1842Federico FULIGNIITATeam CiattiKalex149.5+1’10.201
1933Alessandro TONUCCIITATasca Racing Scuderia Moto2Kalex149.4+1’10.642
Not Classified
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORLeopard RacingKalex152.66 Laps
23Marcel SCHROTTERGERAGR TeamKalex147.415 Laps
52Danny KENTGBRLeopard RacingKalex139.921 Laps
49Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex127.821 Laps
11Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex151.022 Laps
73Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDSKalex148.424 Laps
24Simone CORSIITASpeed Up RacingSpeed Up144.925 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex0 Lap
97Xavi VIERGESPATech 3 RacingTech 30 Lap