2016 Argentina Moto2 Race Result: Patience, Then The Pounce

Johann Zarco, current world champion, waited for a small mistake from championship contender Sam Lowes to slip into first place and eventually take the win Sunday at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit in Argentina. Lowes, who dropped as low as third mid race, climbed back into second by the race's end.

Jonas Folger grabbed the final podium spot after a late-race crash by Franco Morbidelli.  Alex Rins, who ran as low as seventh mid race, climbed into fourth as he set fast laps late. Dominique Aegerter took fifth, just in front of Hafizh Syahrin (6th). Qatar race-winner Thomas Luthi couldn't match the early pace of the leaders and settled into seventh. Alex Pons came in another four seconds later, just in front of Takaaki Nakagami (9th). Mattia Pasini rounded out the top 10.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 40'57.806
2 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1.347
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2.754
4 40 Alex RINS Kalex 6.101
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 17.384
6 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 17.484
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 26.411
8 49 Axel PONS Kalex 31.016
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 31.403
10 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 31.816
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 32.329
12 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 40.968
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 47.883
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 56.027
15 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 58.278
16 52 Danny KENT Kalex 58.437
17 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 58.615
18 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 59.245
19 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 59.535
20 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 59.878
21 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex +1'00.406
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex +1'09.254
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +1'14.825
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 +1'16.792
25 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +1'41.530
26 8 Efren VAZQUEZ Suter 1 Lap
27 33 Alessandro TONUCCI Kalex 1 Lap
Not Classified    
  11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 11 Laps
  73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 22 Laps
         

 

Round Number: 
2
2016
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