2016 Austin Moto2 Race: The Order (Mostly) Preserved

Results:

Alex Rins grabbed the lead early in the first lap and never looked back to take a wire-to-wire win Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas. Rins, who took pole and set the Moto2 lap record Saturday, won by two seconds and was never seriously threatened during the race.

Sam Lowes seized both second and a slim lead in the 2016 championship under a cloudy sky. Lowes,  the winner here last year, grabbed second early in the contest and immediately created a sizeable gap to the following group. Johann Zarco survived a race-long battle with four riders to take the final podium spot.

Dominique Aegerter, qualified fourth and finished fourth. In fact, the first four finishers were also the first four qualifiers at the 5.5 km (3.4 mi. track with Lowes and Zarco swapping places in the race. 

Result:

Pos. No.  Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 40 Alex RINS Kalex 41'22.174
2 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2.091
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 7.737
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 8.646
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 8.791
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 11.083
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 11.278
8 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 17.933
9 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 18.718
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 19.408
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 22.173
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 23.898
13 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 25.395
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 26.883
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 27.598
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 29.341
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 30.197
18 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 36.863
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 38.383
20 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 38.437
21 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 45.206
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 47.688
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 53.873
24 33 Alessandro TONUCCI Kalex +1'11.159
Not Classified    
  44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 8 Laps
  52 Danny KENT Kalex 14 Laps
  70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 16 Laps
  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 16 Laps

 

Round Number: 
3
2016
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