|Rins slides up the inside of Rabat|
Sunday, 27 September 2015
~Moto2 Race Day action!!~
The Moto2 race kicked off this morning with Sam Lowes taking the lead before a red flag was shown after Dominique Aegerter was taken out by Xavier Simeon crashed out at turn 15.
The race was restarted but shortened to 15 laps. Tito Rabat led from pole position with Alex Rins beside him in second. Johann Zarco - looking to win his first Moto2 championship at this round - could not keep pace with the front runners and was 1.201 seconds slower than race leader Rins with 11 laps to go! Zarco needed to win the race and Tito Rabat to finish lower than second for him to secure the championship.
Rabat put in a stellar performance as he stalked Alex Rins waiting to make his move for the lead position. With 8 laps remaining Rabat took the lead and set a new record lap time of 1"52"800 . This pulsating head to head battle continued as Rins refused to lie down and accept the runner up position. With 4 laps remaining .2 of a second was all that separated both riders. The gap back to Sam Lowes in third was 3.176 seconds.
Rins powered around the track to a 1"52"767 as he tried with every ounce of strength to pass Rabat. Rins overtook Rabat on the second last lap but Rabat snapped straight back at him and refused to be pushed down a position. Rins followed closely down the 0.6 mile back straight and with two corners to go these two were nearly touching. Rabat crossed the line first for a well deserved victory and the Frenchman Zarco will have to wait another 2 weeks until Motegi to try wrap up his maiden Moto2 championship.