MotoGP »

Jerez Moto2: Rabat seals career first victory.

Esteve 'Tito' Rabat wins the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez as Brit Scott Redding seals second place.
By Lisa Lewis

Tuenti HP 40 rider Tito Rabat won the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix, his first Grand Prix win from 113 starts. He becomes the third different winner so far this season.

Leading from lights to flag the Pons Kalex rider now leads the championship by one point from his nearest rival on track at Jerez, Scott Redding. His previous best finish came at the last round in Texas, where he finished second.

Rabat carved out an early lead pulling away little by little to finish comfortably 4.261 ahead of Redding, seemingly having no difficulties with rising temperatures and tyre degradation after making a good start from pole.

Marc VDS rider Redding ran a mature race, and described his effort as being “on the limit” in parc ferme. Lapping at a constant pace he also had lonely race in second as he enjoyed his own gap over Italtrans rider Takaaki Nakagami.

The biggest battle came from Pol Espargaro's late attempt for third after catching Italtrans rider Takaaki Nakagami.

The Tuenti HP 40 rider had to catch the Japanese rider twice after Rafid Topan Sucipto got in his way after allowing Nakagami to pass him under the waved blue flag as he was being lapped.

Espargaro fought back for the final poduim spot while all the time losing tyre grip, with Nakagami making an all Kalex top four.

Fifth place was taken by the highest placed Suter of Mapfre Aspar's Nico Terol, who was just ahead of Desguaces La Torre rider Xavier Simeon, in sixth.

The belgian had a long battle for position with Aspars other rider, current Spanish Moto2 champion Jordi Torres, who had to settle for seventh.

Technomag carXpert rider Dominique Aegerter continued to make a solid start to the season in eighth. Former Moto2 champion Toni Elias enjoyed a return to form in ninth for the Blusens Avntia Team.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rabat, Spanish Moto2 2013
Piece of glass that caused oil leak and fall for Pol Espargaro (Pic: Tech 3)
Pol Espargaro`s Sepang FP3 fall caused by hole in oil radiator from piece of glass (Pic: Tech 3)
Luthi, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Ramos, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Schrotter, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Lowes, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Vinales, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
West, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Simeon, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Simeon, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Schrotter, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Lowes, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Folger, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Vinales, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Terol, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Terol, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014
Cortese, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2014

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.