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Rins: “This race is for Martinez and Rivas"

Rins: “This race is for Martinez and Rivas'

A debut win in the Moto2™ class for Rins, who becomes the fourth youngest winner in the series.

It was a tricky start to the Moto2™ race at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix as riders and teams battled with which tyres to run. Earlier in the day there had been a brief shower and the track was not in an ideal condition, many riders had done their sighting lap on wets but come the race start all switched to slicks. For the second time in 2015 Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) started from pole, but, as in Le Mans, he had a timid start to the race.

After several cautious opening laps, Rins began to fight back. On his way to victory he engaged in a fierce fight with Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing). Rins would win the race by 0.482s, just able to shake off Zarco on the last lap. His victory pushes Rins to second in the Moto2™ World Championship, although he’s still 71 points down on the Frenchman.

Alex Rins: “First of all I want to say this race is for Martinez and Rivas. I’m very proud of myself and my team as we’ve worked hard since Friday. It was very difficult because in the beginning the asphalt was wet. But anyway, when I saw that Morbidelli and Zarco pass me, I started to go strong, I change my mentality and I went for him. I finished first in the end and I’m very happy.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Alex Rins, Paginas Amarillas HP 40

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