Dominant Rabat cruises to round three win

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) cruised to victory at the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina, taking the Moto2™ hole shot from pole and leading to the finish line, in front of fellow podium finishers Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Luis Salom (Pons HP 40).

Rabat totally controlled the race to extend his World Championship lead to 28 points, crossing the line two seconds ahead of second placed Simeon.

A lengthy battle for third was eventually won by Salom as he overtook Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) in the final stages and put the hammer down to record two fast laps and step onto the rostrum for the first time since his graduation from Moto3™.

Corsi had been in the podium hunt but eventually crossed the line behind Dominique Aegerter (TechnomagcarXpert) for his third successive fifth place finish.

The top ten was rounded out by Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), Mika KallioMarc (VDS Racing Team), Sam Lowes (Speed Up), SandroCortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Jordi Torres (MapfreAspar Team Moto2).

A mistake from Johann Zarco (AirAsiaCaterham Moto Racing) saw him drop to ninth from second on the grid on the first lap and he ended up 18th.

Ricard Cardus (Tech 3) and Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) crashed out early on, Viñales remounting only to pull into the pits shortly afterwards. Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing), meanwhile , retired with a technical problem in the early stages.

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