1 year ago
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Alex Rins shatters the Moto2™ pole record to claim pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
An early banker lap from Alex Rins saw the Spaniard destroy the circuit record on his way to pole position for Sunday’s intermediate class race in Austin, Texas. His 2’08.850 would go largely unchallenged for the session, which was interrupted by a red flag ten minutes from the end. The Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider had tried to improve his time on the final lap but was unable to do so. This is Rins’ fourth pole position in the intermediate class; his two previous poles saw him go on to take victory. Rins is yet to step on the podium in 2016, poor starts allowing the front group to break away and open up an unassailable gap. It won't be an easy race on Sunday as both Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) have a similar pace and have both had classicaly strong results in Austin.
Alex Rins: “I am very happy with pole position. We have done a great job with the bike and I felt very comfortable from the first moment. I came out determined to get the best time and we achieved that. Tomorrow will be a difficult race because Sam and Zarco are very strong, but this is a track I love and there I’m having a lot of fun. I’m prepared to battle for victory.”
1 year ago