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Zarco takes maiden Moto2™ victory to lead Championship

Zarco takes maiden Moto2™ victory to lead Championship

Johann Zarco cruises to a comfortable maiden Moto2™ win ahead of Sam Lowes and Alex Rins in Argentina to lead the Moto2™ World Championship.

Ajo Motorsport’s Johann Zarco claimed his first win of the 2015 season to take over the lead at the top of the Moto2™ World Championship standings.

Pole sitter Zarco didn't have the best of starts, but took the lead on the third lap and began to pull away immediately, extending his lead to over 2 seconds and managing the gap at the front perfectly to take the win.

At one point it looked like Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes might hunt down Zarco, but he didn't have quite have the pace and found himself coming under pressure from Rookie Alex Rins on the Paginas Amarillas HP40 machine towards the end of the race. Rins eventually overtaking the Brit with 2 laps to go to take second place as Lowes ran into some tyre issues, although the Brit managed to hang on to claim the final podium spot.

Last years Moto2™ runner-up Mika Kallio (Italtrans Racing Team) was in fourth, ahead of his Italian teammate Franco Morbidelli and Thomas Luthi on the Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex.

Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese finished in 7th, ahead of Lorenzo Baldassari (Athina Forward Racing), AGR Team’s Jonas Folger and Hafizh Syahrin on the Petronas Raceline Malaysia bike completing the top ten.

Reigning Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat took the hole shot into the first corner, but then ran wide after dicing with Zarco for the lead, and was forced to rejoined the track at the back of the field, eventually finishing in 12th.

Zarco now has a four-point lead in the Moto2™ World Championship standings over Rins after 3 races.

Check out the full Moto2™ race results.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, RAC, Sam Lowes, Alex Rins, Johann Zarco

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