Spectacular victory in Australia for Alex Rins, Luis Salom 6th
Moto2 rookie Alex Rins has achieved today in the Australian circuit of Phillip Island his second victory of the season (ninth podium) after a great race that he dominated from the beginning.
Rins passed Lowes in the second corner to take the lead of the test and didn’t leave this place until the end.
Lap after lap Páginas Amarillas HP 40 rider increased the gap with their rivals, Lowes and Luthi, and finally won by more than six seconds of gap.
After this victory Rins regains second place on the standings. Rabat is third on eight points.
His partner in the Pons Team, Luis Salom, made a good comeback to climb from the sixteenth position onn the grid to sixth.
1st Alex Rins
“Winning here has been very special. The race was difficult because I had to stay focused throughout the race to avoid mistakes. I felt comfortable all weekend and I feel strong for the next races. “
6th Luis Salom
“The race was good. I started the weekend a little bad and I improved. We’ve done a pretty good job. When I reached Zarco I overtook him, but he returned to overtake me and I lost two seconds. When I passed him I continued with my pace and was gradually taking Nakagami and Simeon. At the end I passed very close to them but there were not enough laps. I’m happy and I want to thank the team for the job. “
Source; Pons Racing