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A guide to the Dutch GP Moto2™ race

A guide to the Dutch GP Moto2™ race

All of the information you need to know to impress your friends ahead of the Motul TT Assen Moto2™ race.

The Moto2™ race at the TT Circuit Assen consists of 24 laps around the 4.5km circuit, and is due to start at 12:20 local time:

  • Johan Zarco starts from pole for the third time in 2015; on both previous occasions this year he has started from pole he has gone on to win the race, in Argentina in Catalunya.  This is the first time that a French rider has had back-to-back poles in the intermediate-class since Randy de Puniet at the final race of 2003 in Valencia and the first race of 2004 in South Africa.  Zarco will be aiming to be the first French rider to win back-to-back races in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing since Christian Sarron in 1984.

  • Tito Rabat is starting from the front row for the seventh time in 2015.  Assen is one of only two circuits on the current grand prix schedule where Rabat has not had a podium finish in the Moto2 class, the other is the Sachsenring.

  • In the final place on the front row is Sam Lowes, who has finished 4th at the last three races and will be attempting to get back on the podium for the first time since he was third in Argentina.

  • Heading the second row is Simone Corsi – his best qualifying result since he was 3rd on the grid at Silverstone last year.

  • In fifth place on the grid is Jonas Folger, who has had two wins already this year but has not finished in the top six at the other five races.

  • Taking the final place on the second row is Xavier Simeon, which is his best qualifying result since he was on pole in Austin. 

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, RAC

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