Esteve Rabat extends lead as he takes British Moto2 GP

Spanish rider Esteve Rabat extended his lead in the Moto2 world championship standings after taking the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014, 17:18 PM IST
Esteve Rabat extends lead as he takes British Moto2 GP

Silverstone: Spanish rider Esteve Rabat extended his lead in the Moto2 world championship standings after taking the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

The 25-year-old, watched by his father from the pitlane, edged out his team-mate and longtime leader Finnish rider Mikka Kallio while Rabat`s compatriot Maverick Vinales took third all riding Kalex bikes.

Rabat, third in the championship last year, has 233 points, a 17 point lead over Kallio, who is likely to be replaced by Alex Marquez, brother of MotoGP phenomenon Marc, for next season, while Vinales is a long way back on 166 with six races remaining.