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Fourteen Grand Prix winners on Moto2™ grid

Fourteen Grand Prix winners on Moto2™ grid

For the first time since the class was introduced in 2010, the Moto2™ World Champion, Tito Rabat, is attempting to defend his title.

Rabat is joined in the Moto2™ class in 2015 by two of the top three riders from last years Moto3™ championship, while Maverick Viñales is the only one of the top fifteen riders from last years Moto2™ championship who will not be riding in the class again in 2015.

The main changes in the full time entry list for this year are as follows:

  • Out from last year have gone: Maverick Viñales, Jordi Torres, Mattia Pasini, Gino Rea, Nico Terol, Roman Ramos, Tetsuta Nagashima and Josh Herrin who dropped out of the series after Silverstone last year.
  • Joining the Moto2 class as full-time entrants come the following riders: Jesko Raffin, Alex Rins, Zaqhwan Zaidi, Florian Alt and Alex Marquez

The strength in depth of the Moto2™ grid can be illustrated by the following facts and figures about the riders lining up lining up on the grid for 2015:

  • Fourteen of the riders on the full-time entry list have previously won Grand Prix races
  • Between them, these fourteen riders have scored eighty-three World Championship race wins.
  • Four of the riders competing in Moto2™ in 2015 are previous 125cc or Moto3™ World Champions: Julian Simon, Thomas Luthi, Sandro Cortese and Alex Marquez.

The youngest rider in the full-time Moto2™ entry list for the second successive year is eighteen year old Lorenzo Baldassari. He is one of six riders in the class who will start the season as teenagers, along with Jesko Raffin, Florian Alt, Alex Marquez, Alex Rins and Zaqhwan Zaidi. The oldest rider is Anthony West, who is one of only three riders in Moto2 to have celebrated their 30th birthday’s before the opening race of the year in Qatar, the others being Mika Kallio and Azlan Shah.

 

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Moto2, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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