Alex Rins just thousandths of a second from victory at Aragon
Páginas Amarillas HP 40 rider Alex Rins, who is having an impressive start on Moto2 this season, got the second place in today’s Moto2 race at Aragon.
Rins fought for the victory until the last corner, and the result was so narrow that the final difference between him and Tito Rabat was just 96 thousandths.
At the beginning of the race, when the first lap hadn’t finished, Rins took the first place and started to push in order to increase the gap with the other riders. But in the second lap an accident with Aegerter and Simeon involved forced to interrupt the race.
A new start procedure and a 14 laps race caused an exciting battle between Rabat and Rins. Alex led from the beginning until Rabat passed him when there were seven laps remaining. Rins stayed behind him after he verified Rabat couldn’t escape. He wanted to know where he was faster than his rival.
Alex tried to overtake Rabat on many corners but finally he couldn’t. He arrived to the finish just behind Tito and achieved his 8th podium of the season.
There was however no luck for Salom, who couldn’t avoid an accident with Schrotter. He was down on the second lap.
2nd ALEX RINS
“When Tito got on the front I wanted to stay in order to see where I was faster and where it was more difficult for me. I’m a rookie and ridding behind Rabat helps me to continue learning. I’m happy with this second place because I tried, but on the last braking I didn’t see the braking point and I couldn’t do it well. After that I didn’t want to risk more because I remembered Kent’s crash, so I decided that a second place is a good result.”
N.C. LUIS SALOM
“On the second start, after fed flag, I started better. I tried to improve my position because we got the pace to be on the first fifteen riders, but as always it didn’t go well. In the last corner I won the position to Marcel. He braked me and I had to stop the throttle. In the same he charged Simeon, but on the next he braked and touched my bike. I didn’t have any option. It was a minimum touch but it was enough to fall. Honestly it’s a pity because is a race in which we could do it well.”