2015 Jerez Moto2 Race Result: Making A Statement

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Jonas Folger took a dominant victory Sunday at the Jerez circuit in Spain. In his second win of the year, Folger finished two seconds clear of the field. Johann Zarco grabbed second from and Tito Rabat (3rd) in a last-corner lead change that saw Alex Rins go down after hitting the rear of Rabat's bike. 

Thomas Luthi finished a distant fourth while maintaining a five-second gap to Xavier Simeon (5th). 

Franco Morbidelli took sixth, just in front of Luis Salom (7th), Simone Corsi (8th) and Alex Marquez (9th). Marquez, younger brother to MotoGP's Marc, had qualified in 17th.  Marcel Schrotter rounded out the top ten

For Folger, it was a comfortable race. The German rider went to the front with 17 laps remaining and was never seriously threatened. But for current World Champion Rabat, the race was more eventful. After losing first place to Zarco, Rabat settled into a rhythm. 

The chase pack reeled him in as the race moved to the final laps.  Both Rins and Zarco caught Rabat on the final lap. When Rins made a dive for second place on the final corner, his front wheel clipped the rear of Rabat's bike, immediately sending the Moto2 rookie Rins down. 

Rabat ran wide and Zarco took second. Zarco leads the 2015 championship.

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 45'01.873
2 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1.931
3 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 2.222
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 6.833
5 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 11.086
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 12.479
7 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 12.965
8 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 14.434
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 18.073
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 21.958
11 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 22.126
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 25.339
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 26.779
14 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 27.946
15 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 30.873
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 34.026
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 34.105
18 40 Alex RINS Kalex 35.568
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 37.59
20 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 41.011
21 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 46.619
22 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 47.743
23 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 59.851
24 66 Florian ALT Suter +1'11.461
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +1'11.513
26 51 Zaqhwan ZAIDI Suter +1'25.703
Not Classified
  36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 4 Laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 12 Laps
  88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 14 Laps
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 21 Laps


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Happy for Jonas. That was a deserved win. He beat the field fair and square through sheer speed and dominance.

It may have been a bit boring to watch. But Rins made sure that the final few laps did not get too tedious. ;-)

Mike, any idea why Lowes ran so badly? Totally out of kilter with practice and qualifying.

It made one hell of a difference then, he was running circa 2 secs a lap slower.