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Alex Rins won his first-ever Moto2 race Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after seizing the lead with two laps to go. Johann Zarco grabbed the second spot following a fierce, race-long battle with Dominic Aegerter. And Franco Morbidelli seized the final podium spot -- his first -- after a late, hard pass on eventual fourth-place finisher Aegerter.
Livio Loi won his first-ever Grand Prix by gambling on dry tires in the damp-but-drying conditions Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Loi, one of a handful of riders to make the late switch and start the race at the back of the grid, won the contest by 38 seconds over second place rider John McPhee. Philipp Oetttl grabbed the final podium spot making it a clean sweep of riders who had never been on a world championship podium before.
After practice on Friday, it looked like the MotoGP race at Indianapolis was going to a knock-down, drag-out battle between Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo, both men very evenly matched. A day later, and it looks like the battle could be much bigger than that, with Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi on the same pace, and maybe even Pol Espargaro, Bradley Smith, and if things go right for him, Aleix Espargaro involved in the fight. Unfortunately for the fans, the battle will be for second, as one man has moved the game on. Marc Márquez' reign in the USA is looking increasingly secure.
Press releases from the teams, Bridgestone and the circuit after qualifying at Indianapolis:
Marquez and Pedrosa complete perfect 1-2 in qualifying for Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed a faultless day placing first and second for tomorrow’s 27 lap race, the first qualifying 1-2 since the GP of Malaysia in 2014.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Indianapolis:
Front row for Oliveira at Indianapolis
Portuguese will start battle for victory at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix from second place on the grid. Second row for Binder and fifth row for Hanika.
08/08/2015 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway, USA