2015 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: An Embarrassment Of Riches

Results Below:

Newly crowned World Champion Johann Zarco stamped his authority on the Moto2 class as he took his seventh win of the season at the Motegi circuit in the wet conditions after a weather delay of two hours.

Zarco became champion during free pactice on Friday when Tito Rabat withdrew with an injury.  But rather than relax, the Frenchman topped Jonas Folger (2nd) by more than four seconds in contest which was limited to 15 laps because the the delayed start. Sandro Cortese took third to complete the podium.

Azlan Shah had his best result of the season -- and of his career -- to take fourth, a full 17 seconds from the race leaders. Hafizh Syahrin grabbed fifth, just in front of Ricard Cardus (6th). Simone Corsi (7th), Sam Lowes (8th), Marcel Schrotter (9th) and Randy Krummenacher completed the top 10.

Zarco started the race from the pole position but found himself pushed back to third place at Turn 1 with Folger in the lead and Thomas Luthi in second. Zarco soon seized second from Luthi (who later crashed). By the seventh lap, Zarco had the lead and never looked back to record his eighth career win.

Zarco was crowned 2015 champion in Friday practice when title-rival Tito Rabat withdrew from the race because of injury and, in doing so, was mathematically eliminated from the top spot.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 31'17.900
2 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 4.505
3 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 15.433
4 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 17.348
5 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 22.858
6 88 Ricard CARDUS Suter 24.97
7 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 25.759
8 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 27.024
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 27.485
10 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 28.062
11 40 Alex RINS Kalex 30.768
12 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 32.685
13 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 33.995
14 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 36.582
15 36 Mika KALLIO Speed Up 43.672
16 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 48.256
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 49.421
18 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 51.712
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +1'20.982
20 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 +1'31.219
21 66 Florian ALT Suter +1'36.116
22 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +1'41.127
23 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2 Laps
       
         
         

 

Round Number: 
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