Can Johann Zarco repeat his 2015 win or will Danny Kent again dominate the race?
Everything you need to know to sound like a Moto2™ expert for the Argentina GP.
- Tom Luthi’s race win in Qatar was the first time in his GP career that he has won the opening race of the year. This also places him at the head of the world championship standings – the first time he has led the Moto2™ championship classification since after the Catalunya Grand Prix in 2012.
- Johann Zarco qualified in second place on the grid in Argentina in 2014; he ended the first lap in ninth and then slipped back further through the field to finish in 18th place. Last year he qualified on pole in Argentina and went on to win for the first time in the Moto2™ class to lead the championship standings for the first time in his grand prix career.
- Alex Rins finished fifth in the Moto3™ race in Argentina two years ago and last year he finished second in only his third start in the Moto2™ class.
- Sam Lowes started the 2014 race in Argentina down in 22nd place on the grid; he worked his way through the field to finish the race in eighth place. Last year Lowes finished third at the Argentina Grand Prix.
- Xavier Simeon finished second in Argentina in 2014, which was his best ever grand prix result before at that time. Last year he finished 22nd in Argentina after crashing and re-starting.
- Two years ago in Argentina Danny Kent crashed at the end of the Moto3™ race, but as he was still in contact with his bike as he crossed the line he was still credited with ninth place. Danny Kent won the Moto3™ race in Argentina last year to become the first British rider to take back-to-back grand prix wins in the lightweight-class since Barry Sheene in 1971.
- Luis Salom’s second place finish in Qatar was his third podium finish in the Moto2™ class; the other two podiums were second in Italy in 2014 and third in Argentina two years ago in only his third start in the Moto2™ class.
- Simone Corsi’s third place finish in Qatar on his debut for the Speed Up Team was his first podium finish since he was third in Germany in 2014.
- Hafizh Syahrin’s fourth place finish in Qatar is the best ever dry weather result in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing by a Malaysian rider.