2015 Sepang Moto2 Race Result: Patience Rewarded

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Sepang:

Johann Zarco has taken his eighth win of the season with a masterful display of poise and patience, waiting until the last lap to dispose of Tom Luthi.

Luthi had looked like dominating the race as he had dominated practice, getting the holeshot off the line and leading into the first corner. From the very start, Johann Zarco was the only man who could follow him. In the middle of the race, Luthi started to push to try and open a gap, but he never could make enough of a gap to drop Zarco. As the laps ticked off, Zarco started looking stronger, getting onto Luthis tail as they started the last lap, then attacking through the first corner. Luthi and Zarco went back and forth for the first half of the lap, but by the time they approached the long rights of turns 13 and 14, Zarco was in control. The Frenchman went on to take yet another victory to cap a truly dominant season, with Luthi forced to settle for 2nd.

The battle for 3rd looked like being a tense affair, with Alex Rins catching Jonas Folger and trying to push to bridge the gap to the leaders. Rins faltered in the attempt, crashing out at Turn 9 shortly after the halfway mark, leaving Folger to take a lonely 3rd. Takaaki Nakagami took a very creditable 4th place, ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri, while local boy Hafizh Syahrin crossed the line in 8th, to the delight of the crowd.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 40'37.772
2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 0.598
3 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 9.846
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 14.139
5 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 16.440
6 39 Luis Salom Kalex 22.294
7 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 22.708
8 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 26.685
9 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 28.556
10 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 30.081
11 49 Axel Pons Kalex 30.873
12 36 Mika Kallio Speed Up 31.787
13 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 33.844
14 88 Ricard Cardus Suter 33.886
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 38.087
16 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 41.612
17 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 42.239
18 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 44.576
19 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 46.312
20 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 49.357
21 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 56.476
22 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 +1'17.119
23 16 Joshua Hook Kalex +1'18.343
24 93 Ramdan Rosli Kalex +1'18.534
25 60 Julian Simon Speed Up +1'20.599
26 66 Florian Alt Suter +1'37.028
27 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex +1'51.965
Not Classified        
  40 Alex Rins Kalex 10 Laps
  23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 11 Laps
  73 Alex Marquez Kalex 14 Laps

 

Round Number: 
17
2015
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