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A guide to the Le Mans Moto2™ race

A guide to the Le Mans Moto2™ race

All of the information you need to know to impress your friends ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

The Moto2™ race at the 4.2km Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit is due to start at 12:20 local time:

  • Alex Rins has qualified on pole for the first time since moving up to the Moto2 class this year. Rins is the third youngest rider to qualify on pole in the Moto2 class, after Marc Marquez and Shoya Tomizawa.

  • Five different riders have qualified on from pole in the Moto2 class in the first five races of the year.

  • Sam Lowes starts from the front row for the third time in 2015; he is the only non-Kalex rider in the Moto2 class to have started from the front row so far this year.

  • In third place on the grid is Johann Zarco, who has finished either first or second at the last three races. Zarco will be aiming to become the first French rider ever to win an intermediate-class (Moto2/250cc) grand prix at the Le Mans circuit.

  • Last year’s Moto2 winner in Le Mans, Tito Rabat, starts from fourth place on the grid. This is the first time since the Aragon GP last year that Rabat has failed to get on the front row.

  • Takaaki Nakagami starts the race from the middle of the second row. Nakagami crashed out of the Moto2 race at Le Mans two years ago when leading the race on the seventh lap.

  • Three times grand prix winner at Le Mans, Tom Luthi, starts the race from sixth place on the grid.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC

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