Second podium in a row for Alex Rins after an impressive race in Argentina

 In Moto2, MotoGP


Alex Rins, Moto2 rookie, is stepping up as the surprise star of the championship. Sito Pons’ pupil is quickly getting used to the medium class, where he made his debut only three races ago, at the Qatar GP, finishing fourth right behind Thomas Luthi. In the next race, this season’s second round that happened at Austin, Rins scored his first podium and climbed to the first place of the World Championship.

After such a spectacular start of the season, Rins amazed the audience once again with a great race at the Termas de Río Hondo argentinian track, where he finished second.

Rins, who started from the fifth place of the grid, lost two places in the first lap, but stayed with the leading group that would then end up fighting for the victory.

The Páginas Amarillas HP 40 rider overtook his adversaries one by one, until he placed himself third right behind British Sam Lowes, who was chasing the leader, Johann Zarco. With two laps remaining, Rins overtook Lowes and started riding at a faster pace to run away from the Brit, so he couldn’t fight him for the second place.

Álex Rins leaves Argentina with his second podium of the season and the second place in the World Championship provisional classification, only four points behind the leader.

His Páginas Amarillas HP 40 teammate, Luis Salom, ran a very good race too. After a good start, he placed himself in the second group, fighting for the sixth place.

Eventually, Luis finished eleventh, only four tenths away from the top ten, which was his aim at this race after facing quite complicated practice sessions.

“I am very happy with this result. The first day we found ourselves way back, and working hard we managed to gradually reduce the differences with the quickest riders, to end up riding in a fun race with the leading group. Today I probably made the best start of the three I’ve made in Moto2, and this helped me to stay calm throughout the race. Next one is Jerez, the first race at home that is always special because we race in front of our fans”.

“After a difficult weekend, the race went quite better. I managed to stay in a good group and we finished eleven seconds behind the leader. I experienced a few complicated moments during the race, what made me lose a bit of rythm. Finally we leave Argentina with a good position and our first points. I want to thank the team because thanks to their work we took a very important step forward”.

Source: Pons Racing

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