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Maverick Vinales Races To Victory At Aragon

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Maverick Vinales raced his Pons HP 40, Kalex Honda to his second race win at the 14th round of the Moto2 world championship held in Aragon overnight.

Vinales escaped from the pursuing pack early in the race and by half-distance the Moto2 rookie was 2.4 seconds ahead of those behind him and although points leader Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team, Kalex) closed the gap to 1.2 seconds at the flag, Vinales always had the race under control.

This was the reigning Moto3 champ‰Ûªs first win since his debut Moto2 success at COTA in April and it followed his first pole position in the class, achieved Saturday afternoon.

‰ÛÏThe track conditions were so difficult but I felt really good on the bike from the start, so I was able to ride very hard and make a gap." Vinales explained. "Normally I make bad starts but today my start was perfect, which of course was a big help.

"All the team have worked so very hard for this, so I think we can try to make some more races like this.‰Û
Moto2 Podium - Credit: Honda Racing
Moto2 Race Results - Round 14
1 Maverick Vinales 40'16.321 ESP KALEX Pons HP 40
2 Esteve Rabat 1.285 ESP KALEX Marc VDS Racing Team
3 Johann Zarco 4.876 FRA CATERHAM SUTER AirAsia Caterham
4 Thomas Luthi 5.033 SWI SUTER Interwetten Paddock Moto2
5 Franco Morbidelli 5.960 ITA KALEX Italtrans Racing Team
6 Dominique Aegerter 6.405 SWI SUTER Technomag CarXpert
7 Mika Kallio 6.525 FIN KALEX Marc VDS Racing Team
8 Jordi Torres 17.313 ESP SUTER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2
9 Sam Lowes 18.148 GBR SPEED UP Speed Up
10 Marcel Schrotter 19.693 GER TECH 3 Tech 3
11 Hafizh Syahrin 20.948 MAL KALEX Petronas Raceline Malaysia
12 Sandro Cortese 21.110 GER KALEX Dynavolt Intact GP
13 Luis Salom 22.665 ESP KALEX Pons HP 40
14 Ricard Cardus 24.403 ESP TECH 3 Tech 3
15 Takaaki Nakagima 24.465 JPN KALEX Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
16 Julian Simon 27.402 SPA KALEX Italtrans Racing Team
17 Gino Rea 39.660 GBR SUTER AGT REA Racing
18 Roman Ramos 39.862 ESP SPEED UP QMMF Racing Team
19 Azlan Shah 40.073 MAL KALEX Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
20 Louis Rossi 40.185 FRA KALEX SAG team
34 Anthony West DNF AUS SPEED UP QMMF Racing Team

Moto2 Championship Standings
1 Esteve Rabat 278 pts
2 Mika Kallio 245 pts
3 Maverick Vinales 204 pts
4 Dominique Aegerter 143 pts
5 Thomas Luthi 116 pts
6 Johann Zarco 104 pts
7 Simone Corsi 100 pts
8 Sandro Cortese 66 pts
9 Luis Salom 66 pts
10 Anthony West 65 pts
11 Franco Morbidelli 63 pts
12 Marcel Schrotter 57 pts
13 Sam Lowes 49 pts
14 Jonas Folger 48 pts
15 Jordi Torres 40 pts
16 Xavier Simeon 39 pts
17 Alex De Angelis 37 pts
18 Julian Simon 36 pts
19 Hafizh Syahrin 34 pts
20 Mattia Pasini 32 pts

Top Image: Maverick Vinales on his way to winning at Aragon

Credit: Honda Racing

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