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Back to business as Moto2™ returns to America

Back to business as Moto2™ returns to America

Rabat ready to fight after recovering from injury, but can Zarco be caught having amassed a 65-point lead?

Indianapolis has produced dramatic results in the intermediate class, in 2008 the 250cc race was called off due to hurricane Ike hitting the Speedway. Then in 2014 the Moto2™ race was red flagged after just four laps, all riders will be hoping 2015 goes off without issue.

With 179 championship points Johann Zarco (Ajo Motosport) leads the standings, this is the most points a rider has had after the first nine races in the intermediate class since Dani Pedrosa in 2005. The Frenchman currently looks unstoppable and with such a significant lead he can avoid risks and settle for second, as he did in Germany.

The German GP saw Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) take his first ever victory in the World Championship and he now looks to become Belgium’s first ever back-to-back GP winner. This will be a tough task as Simeon has only once finished inside the top ten in Indianapolis, a best finish of ninth in 2013.

Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) took his first career Moto2™ World Championship victory the last time the paddock visited America. His main aim is to close the gap to Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing), which currently stands at just seven points after Rabat’s disastrous German GP.

An overly ambitious Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing) ended Rabat’s stunning comeback from injury last time out at the Sachsenring, the Spaniard having broken his collarbone just days before in a training accident. After almost three weeks away from racing, Rabat is now fully fit and eager to repeat his 2013 victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


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