Motorcycle Racing News Moto2 Jerez: Results, Quotes, Standings

Moto2 Jerez: Results, Quotes, Standings

Moto2 Results

The second race of the new Moto2 World Championship was an edge-of-the-seat thriller, with a group of eight riders battling for the win, the lead changing several times on most laps. The race was restarted after a second lap pile-up which claimed seven riders after Qatar winner Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP, Suter) fell at the Dry Sack hairpin, dropping oil on the circuit.

All the fallers were able to take the restart.

Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) won the shortened, 17 lap restart after a breathtaking race-long battle with the leading group. At the flag there were just 2.5 seconds covering the first eight men home, with less than half a second covering the podium finishers.

During the final laps the pace heated up considerably, Elias fighting back and forth with runner-up Tomizawa and third-place finisher Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2, Moriwaki). Luthi had led the previous two laps but Elias grabbed the lead as the pack charged into Turn One for the final time, only to run wide at the Dry Sack hairpin, almost gifting the lead to Tomizawa. Elias held on for the win, despite still suffering from the nasty left-hand injury he sustained at Jerez during preseason tests.

Yuki Takahashi (Tech 3 Racing, Tech 3) finished three tenths behind Luthi, with Simone Corsi (Jar Moto2, Motobi), Sergio Gadea (Pons Racing, Kalex), Kenny Noyes (Jack & Jones by A.Banderas, PromoHarris) and Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, RSV) following right behind. Of this group, GP rookie Noyes had played the biggest role in the early race contest, muscling his way into the lead on several occasions, only to slip back a few places as the race moved towards its climax.

MotoGP now travels north west from Jerez to reconvene in the Sarthe area of France at Le Mans, for the French GP on May 21/22/23.

MOTO2 RIDER QUOTES

Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki)says: "I am not disappointed not to be in MotoGP. I took the decision to move down to Moto2. Maybe it was a risk, but so far everything is good. We have come through a difficult few weeks, since I got hurt here in preseason testing. I am still not 100 per cent, my left hand is still a problem. I got fourth in Qatar and I won today but I suffered a lot during the race because my physical condition isn’t 100 per cent. The setup of my machine is also not perfect, so we must work on that. I fought a lot in the race, it was very tough, but in the end I could win. I am very, very happy and I cannot wait for Le Mans because my physical condition will be much better there, so I can be more relaxed."

Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP, Suter) says: "I am so, so sorry for the crash because many other riders crashed on the oil that came from my machine when I crashed. I made a mistake when Corsi tried to pass me. We both tried to release our brakes to make more room, but my bike shook, he closed my line and I couldn’t avoid him. It was my mistake. Before the restart my mechanics had to work very, very hard in the pit box. They repair my machine 100 per cent, so I could go again. I trust their work, so I could give full gas. I tried but Toni is so fast. We had a good three days here – good Friday, good Saturday, good Sunday – so now we hope we can find a good solution when we get to Le Mans.

Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2, Moriwaki)says: "After the first start there were some very strong overtakes and I was thinking this race was going to be crazy, because riders were hitting each other very hard in the first laps. The restart seemed to be better. I got a better start and I had a better first lap, so I could ride with the lead group. My bike felt really good, so then I was able to take the lead. I thought maybe I could go faster, but the others held my slipstream and I couldn’t get away. Anyway, a podium finish is great, especially for our team which is completely new. My thanks to them all – they are a great team."

Pole position : 1m44.372s (152.558Km/h) Shoya Tomizawa, Technomag-CIP
Fastest lap : Lap 14 – 1m44.710s (152.065Km/h) Toni Elias, San Carlo Honda Gresini
Circuit record lap : 1m44.710s (152.065Km/h) Toni Elias, San Carlo Honda Gresini, 2010
Circuit Best Lap : 1m44.372s (152.558Km/h) Shoya Tomizawa, Technomag-CIP, 2010

Moto2 Results – Round 2

1

Toni Elias

29m58.726s

SPA

HONDA

Gresini Racing Moto2

2

Shoya Tomizawa

+0.190s

JPN

HONDA

Technomag-CIP

3

Thomas Luthi

+0.261s

SWI

HONDA

Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2

4

Yuki Takahashi

+0.558s

JAP

HONDA

Tech 3 Racing

5

Simone Corsi

+1.449s

ITA

HONDA

JiR Moto2

6

Sergio Gadea

+1.496s

SPA

HONDA

Tenerife 40 Pons

7

Kenny Noyes

+2.215s

USA

HONDA

Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

8

Julian Simon

+2.576s

SPA

HONDA

Mapfre Aspar Team

9

Gabor Talmacsi

+3.825s

HUN

HONDA

Fimmco Speed Up

10

Yonny Hernandez

+6.691s

COL

HONDA

Blusens-STX

11

Jules Cluzel

+8.123s

FRA

HONDA

Forward Racing

12

Roberto Rolfo

+11.965s

ITA

HONDA

Italtrans S.T.R.

13

Dominique Aegerter

+12.190s

SWI

HONDA

Technomag-CIP

14

Stefan Bradl

+12.295s

GER

HONDA

Viessman Kiefer Racing

15

Anthony West

+12.545s

AUS

HONDA

MZ Racing

16

Scott Redding

+12.678s

GBR

HONDA

Marc VDS Racing Team

17

Ratthapark Wilairot

+13.548s

THA

HONDA

Thai Honda PTT SAG

18

Claudio Corti

+15.642s

ITA

HONDA

Forward Racing

19

Axel Pons

+16.740s

SPA

HONDA

Tenerife 40 Pons

20

Raffaele De Rosa

+19.368s

ITA

HONDA

Tech 3 Racing

21

Fonsi Nieto

+20.956s

SPA

HONDA

G22 Holiday Gym

22

Mike De Meglio

+21.129s

FRA

HONDA

Mapfre Aspar Team

23

Vladimir Ivanov

+31.224s

RUS

HONDA

Gresini Racing Moto2

24

Robertino Pietri

+31.275s

VEN

HONDA

Italtrans S.T.R.

25

Alex Debon

+33.283s

SPA

HONDA

Aeroport de Castello – Ajo

26

Lukas Pesek

+34.090s

CZE

HONDA

Matteoni C.P. Racing

27

Bernat Martinez

+38.705s

SPA

HONDA

Maquinza-SAG Team

28

Karel Abraham

+39.384s

CZE

HONDA

Cardion AB Motoracing

29

Arne Tode

+43.839s

GER

HONDA

Racing Team Germany

30

Amadeo Llados

+46.896s

SPA

HONDA

Llados Racing Team

31

Valentin Debise

+47.080s

FRA

HONDA

WTR San Marino Team

32

Alex Baldolini

+47.216s

ITA

HONDA

Caretta Technology Race Dept

33

Yannick Guerra

+47.777s

SPA

HONDA

G22 Holiday Gym

34

Mashel Al Naimi

+56.595s

QAT

HONDA

Blusens-STX

35

Ivan Moreno

+9 Laps

SPA

HONDA

Andalucia Cajasol

36

Niccolo Canepa

+9 Laps

ITA

HONDA

RSM Team Scot

37

Mattia Pasini

+11 Laps

ITA

HONDA

JiR Moto2

38

Hector Faubel

+15 Laps

SPA

HONDA

Marc VDS Racing Team

39

Andrea Iannone

DNF Lap 1

ITA

HONDA

Fimmco Speed Up

Moto2 Championship Standings

1

Shoya Tomizawa

45 pts

JPN

HONDA

Technomag-CIP

2

Toni Elias

38 pts

SPA

HONDA

Gresini Racing Moto2

3

Thomas Luthi

25 pts

SWI

HONDA

Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2

4

Jules Cluzel

21 pts

FRA

HONDA

Forward Racing

5

Alex Debon

20 pts

SPA

HONDA

Aeroport de Castello – Ajo

6

Simone Corsi

19 pts

ITA

HONDA

JiR Moto2

7

Sergio Gadea

16 pts

SPA

HONDA

Tenerife 40 Pons

8

Roberto Rolfo

15 pts

ITA

HONDA

Italtrans S.T.R.

9

Gabor Talmacsi

14 pts

HUN

HONDA

Fimmco Speed Up

10

Yuki Takahashi

13 pts

JAP

HONDA

Tech 3 Racing

11

Mattia Pasini

10 pts

ITA

HONDA

JiR Moto2

12

Kenny Noyes

9 pts

USA

HONDA

Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

13

Julian Simon

8 pts

SPA

HONDA

Mapfre Aspar Team

14

Dominique Aegerter

8 pts

SWI

HONDA

Technomag-CIP

15

Yonny Hernandez

6 pts

COL

HONDA

Blusens-STX

16

Alex Baldolini

4 pts

ITA

HONDA

Caretta Technology Race Dept

17

Fonsi Nieto

3 pts

SPA

HONDA

G22 Holiday Gym

18

Stefan Bradl

2 pts

GER

HONDA

Viessman Kiefer Racing

19

Karel Abraham

2 pts

CZE

HONDA

Cardion AB Motoracing

20

Lukas Pesek

1 pts

CZE

HONDA

Matteoni C.P. Racing

21

Anthony West

1 pts

AUS

HONDA

MZ Racing

22

Yannick Guerra

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

G22 Holiday Gym

23

Vladimir Leonov

0 pts

RUS

HONDA

Vector Kiefer Racing

24

Vladimir Ivanov

0 pts

RUS

HONDA

Gresini Racing Moto2

25

Valentin Debise

0 pts

FRA

HONDA

WTR San Marino Team

26

Scott Redding

0 pts

GBR

HONDA

Marc VDS Racing Team

27

Robertino Pietri

0 pts

VEN

HONDA

Italtrans S.T.R.

28

Ratthapark Wilairot

0 pts

THA

HONDA

Thai Honda PTT SAG

29

Raffaele De Rosa

0 pts

ITA

HONDA

Tech 3 Racing

30

Niccolo Canepa

0 pts

ITA

HONDA

RSM Team Scot

31

Mike De Meglio

0 pts

FRA

HONDA

Mapfre Aspar Team

32

Mashel Al Naimi

0 pts

QAT

HONDA

Blusens-STX

33

Joan Olive

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

34

Ivan Moreno

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Andalucia Cajasol

35

Hector Faubel

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Marc VDS Racing Team

36

Claudio Corti

0 pts

ITA

HONDA

Forward Racing

37

Bernat Martinez

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Maquinza-SAG Team

38

Axel Pons

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Tenerife 40 Pons

39

Arne Tode

0 pts

GER

HONDA

Racing Team Germany

40

Anthony Delhalle

0 pts

FRA

HONDA

Qatar Endurance Racing Team

41

Andrea Iannone

0 pts

ITA

HONDA

Fimmco Speed Up

42

Amadeo Llados

0 pts

SPA

HONDA

Llados Racing Team

43

Alex De Angelis

0 pts

SMR

HONDA

RSM Team Scot

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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