Brad Baker has won the third edition of the Barcelona Superprestigio, holding off a strong challenge from Marc Marquez to take his second victory in the event. Jared Mees, who got boxed in at the start, took a comfortable third.
It was Baker who got the holeshot in the Superfinal, the American having gotten stronger and stronger through the Open class finals, and getting a practice run in the last of the Open finals.
Marquez chased him, but could never get close enough to mount a final challenge. He tried on the last of the sixteen laps, the two touching, but Baker held him off comfortably.
Jared Mees took third, the reigning champion getting boxed in at the start, and having to fight his way through the pack. By the time he hit third place, the gap to Marquez was too great to catch him. Fourth place was Alex Rins, the Moto2 rider impressive, despite having missed the first day of practice.
Race Results from the 2015 Superprestigio in Barcelona, Spain:
|1||6||Brad Baker||USA||Honda||Flat Track||–|
|3||1||Jared Mees||USA||Honda||Flat Track||2.843|
|7||70||Masatoshi Ohmori||JPN||Suzuki||Flat Track||6.691|
Source: DTX Barcelona; Photo: © 2015 Steve English – All Rights Reserved