Rins tops red flagged Moto2 session

Published: 09 April 2016

Alex Rins has emerged on pole position for tomorrow’s Moto2 race at the Circuit of the Americas, coming out top of a frantic duel at the end of the session after red flags inadvertently created a shortened session for the middleweight machines.

Efren Vazquez was the cause of the red flag, crashing heavily and sustaining head trauma before being airlifted out of the track. However, initial reports have the Spaniard conscious and talking to medics at the scene.

With only ten minutes left on the clock, the remainder of the session turned into a frantic time – but it was the time set by Alex Rins on lap four of the session that eventually handed him the pole position from reigning world champion Johann Zarco.

Sam Lowes was the third man on the front row, while Dominique Aegerter, Thomas Luthi and Takaai Nakagami made up row two. Reigning Moto3 world champion Danny Kent was 16th.