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A difficult race with a simple plan for Alex Rins who took victory at the French GP and moved to lead the championship.
For the second time in 2016 Alex Rins took victory, his fourth in the Moto2™ World Championship. After taking the lead on lap seven, the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider pushed to his maximum as he attempted to shake off Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing). Although the pair were rarely separated by less than a third of a second, Rins knew that even the smallest of mistakes would be enough for Corsi. A steady flow of mid to high 1’37s was enough to keep the Italian at bay, eventually breaking him and cruising to victory. With his second win of the season Rins moves to the top of the championship table with a total of 87 points, five more than Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2). 2016 is yet to see Rins finish outside the top ten, his worst result an eighth place in Qatar after a ride through penalty. There’s now a week off before the championship resumes in Mugello, a circuit where Rins has twice finished on the podium in Moto3™ and ended the 2015 Moto2™ race in 11th.
Alex Rins: “I know Corsi in the rear is pushing all the time. But the most important thing is to be happy because I won! It was difficult because my lap timer went out and I couldn’t see the times or the rhythm. I just tried to push, push, push every lap. I’m really happy because we’ve done a good job.”
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