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.
Reigning champion Tito Rabat settled for fifth after leading the race early. Thomas Luthi (6th) cane in right behind Rabat followed by Axel Pons (7th). Xavier Simeon crossed the line in a lonely eighth. Takaaki Nakagami (9th) and Alex Marquez rounded out the top 10.
The race, which started in mixed conditions, had dozens of lead changes as the drying racing line kept the lead group of six riders in close contact for much of the race. The battle between Zarco and Aegerter was particularly fierce with postiion swapping nearly every lap before Zarco forced his way through for good with three laps to go.
|Pos.||No.||Rider||Bike||Time / Diff.|
|13||95||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||17.106|
|14||23||Marcel SCHROTTER||Tech 3||25.187|
|55||Hafizh SYAHRIN||Kalex||1 Lap|
|22||Sam LOWES||Speed Up||5 Laps|
|97||Xavier VIERGE||Tech 3||5 Laps|
|4||Randy KRUMMENACHER||Kalex||7 Laps|
|96||Louis ROSSI||Tech 3||10 Laps|
|15||Ratthapark WILAIROT||Suter||11 Laps|
|36||Mika KALLIO||Kalex||14 Laps|
|11||Sandro CORTESE||Kalex||15 Laps|
|60||Julian SIMON||Speed Up||19 Laps|