Catalunya Moto2: Rabat cruises to victory

Published: 15 June 2014

Rabat extended his Moto2 championship lead with a dominant victory at Catalunya today.

The Spaniard started from pole position and after early challenges from team-mate Mika Kallio and Maverick Vinales pulled away to win by 4.244 seconds. Vinales finished second.

Kallio was unable to maintain the pace from early in the race, falling back to finish fourth after a late charge from Johann Zarco saw the Frenchman take the final step on the podium.

Brit Sam Lowes failed to finish the race, crashing out of 13th place at the end of the first lap. Fellow Brit Gino Rea finished 22nd.

1 25 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 157.6 41'23.197
2 20 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 157.3 +4.244
3 16 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 156.9 +11.157
4 13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 156.9 +11.301
5 11 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 156.8 +11.424
6 10 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 156.5 +16.761
7 9 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 156.2 +21.275
8 8 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 155.5 +32.793
9 7 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 155.5 +32.932
10 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 155.5 +32.960
11 5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 155.5 +33.076
12 4 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 155.5 +33.369
13 3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 155.3 +36.190
14 2 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 155.0 +40.703
15 1 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 155.0 +40.904
16  2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 154.6 +47.541
17  97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 154.6 +47.593
18  70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 154.6 +47.644
19  25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 154.2 +54.002
20  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 153.9 +59.057
21  21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 153.4 +1'07.827
22  8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 153.1 +1'11.853
23  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 152.5 +1'22.101
24  10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 152.3 +1'25.699
25  4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Octo IodaRacing Team Suter 152.2 +1'26.978

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