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Moto2™ action continues at Silverstone

Moto2™ action continues at Silverstone

Silverstone has seen some classic races in the Moto2™ World Championship in years past and 2015 looks to be no different.

Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) has dominated the 2015 Moto2™ World Championship, having extended his lead at each round since Argentina.  Zarco has classically gone well in Silverstone, starting from pole there last year in the Moto2™ class and finishing second in the 125cc race in 2011. A near perfect combination of bike, rider and team has resulted in a near faultless 2015 campaign for Zarco.

Second in the standings is Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat, the 2014 Moto2™ champion has had a mixed season in 2015, small mistakes and crashes resulted in a disappointing start to the year. Now fully recovered from his broken collarbone, Rabat is back to his best and secured second in the Czech GP. While his chances of retaining the title look to be gone, the battle for second with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) is neck and neck as the pair are split by just one point.

Rins has had an incredible rookie season, having claimed his first victory in the Moto2™ class in Indianapolis and currently fighting for second in the championship. Silverstone has seen Rins take two podiums in the Moto3™ class, including a win last year. No doubt Rins will be a main protagonist in the Moto2™ class next year with a full season of experience under his belt.

Flying the flag for Britain is Speed Up’s Sam Lowes who finished in seventh last year in the British GP. Austin saw the Brit take his debut World Championship victory, but he has since been plagued by crashes during practice sessions. Lowes is one of just three riders on the Speed Up frame, trying to break Kalex’s domination of the class.

Italtrans Racing's Franco Morbidelli suffered a broken right tibia and fibia in a training accident and will miss the British Grand Prix, he will be replaced by Federico Caricasulo.

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Moto2, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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