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A guide to the Jerez Moto2™ race

A guide to the Jerez Moto2™ race

All of the information you need to know to impress your friends ahead of the Gran Premio bwin de España.

The Moto2™ race at the Circuito de Jerez consists of 26 laps around the 4.4 km circuit, and is due to start at 12:20 local time:

  • The winners of the first three Moto2 races of the year have all been first time winners in the class. There have not been four successive first time intermediate-class winners since the last three 250cc GP races of the 1971 season and opening race of the 1972 season; the riders on that occasion were Ray McCullough, Gyula Marsovszky, Jarno Saarinen and Hideo Kanaya.

  • Tito Rabat is on pole for the first time since the final Moto2 race of last year in Valencia. From his previous thirteen poles in Moto2 Rabat has finished on the podium on twelve occasions, including seven race wins.

  • Alex Rins starts from second place on the grid, his first front row start in only his fourth race in the Moto2 class. Rins is aiming to become the fourth youngest rider to win in the Moto2 class, after Marc Marquez, Maverick Viñales and Shoya Tomizawa.

  • Jonas Folger has qualified on the front row for the first time since he was on pole at Le Mans last year. Folger finished third last year in Jerez, in just his fourth start in the Moto2 class.

  • Heading the second row of the grid is Thomas Luthi who has finished on the podium three times at Jerez in the Moto2 class.

  • In fifth place on the grid is Takaaki Nakagami – his best qualifying result since he was fifth on the grid at Assen last year.

  • Sam Lowes has qualified in sixth place on the grid and the highest placed Speed Up rider.

  • Last year’s Moto2 winner at Jerez, Mika Kallio, is down in 18th place on the grid with a lap time less than a second slower than the pole position lap by Tito Rabat.

 

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Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, RAC

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