Outstanding victory by Alex Rins in Indianapolis, Luis Salom 16th

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The first victory in the Moto2 class isn’t an easy task for any rider, and it wasn’t going to be different for the Páginas Amarillas HP 40 rider. Rins had lead the practice sessions, scoring the fastest time in two of the three free practices, as well as the qualifying session where he accomplished his second pole position of the 2015 season.

The rider’s pace was good and everything pointed to a race where he’d start from the first place of the grid focused on achieving his first victory after finishing on the podium four times in the first half of the season. But the weather conditions in the North American track made this aim even more difficult for the Spanish rider.

When the riders of the middle class came out of the pits to form the starting grid, the track was humid and the race was stated as a wet race. However, Alex decided to ride slick tires, since everything seemed to indicate that it wouldn’t rain anymore and the track would gradually dry.

When the red lights turned off, a few slower riders climbed to the top places, creating then a large group where everybody overtook each other on every turn. As the race went on, the track dried and the pace got quicker, five riders, who later on would end up fighiting for the victory, left the rest behind.

Rins stayed in this group, wisely placing himself always close to the rider that led the pack. When there were only two laps left to go, the rider made his final attack reaching his first ever victory in the Moto2 class.

With these twenty five points, Sito Pons’ pupil climbs up to the second place of the Moto2 World Championship.

The race was tougher for the Majorcan Luis Salom, who started from the twentieth place of the grid and managed to recover a few positions to finish one place behind the points, on the sixteenth place.

“It was a ver special race for me. It was complicated because the race started with rain, but it got drier as it went on. We decided to ride dry tires when we were on the starting grid, because originally we thought about doing the race on wet conditions. I’m very proud of this result and I want to thank the team for their help”.

“The race was difficult. At the start of the race I lost the rear tire twice and, to be honest, I lost a lot of confidence there. Halfway through the race I started riding faster and I finished riding in 1:38.5, but it wasn’t enough to be where I want to be. I hope to do a good race in the Czchec Republic, starting from Friday, working hard and I hope to be where I belong and keep working”.

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