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Moto2 Mugello: Recap & Results

Moto2 Results

Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up) won an extraordinary victory in the Moto2 race, escaping from the pack at the start to run away out front while the rest of the field jostled for position some way behind.

By three-quarters distance the 20-year-old Italian had amassed a lead of seven seconds – a massive advantage in this ultra-close, Honda-powered World Championship.

Yesterday Iannone took pole position by an impressive margin, yet few people expected him to be able to repeat his performance in race conditions, especially at a track like Mugello where chasing riders can take advantage of the leader’s slipstream. But today no one even got close enough to Iannone to get into his draft.

Sergio Gadea (Tenerife 40 Pons, Pons Kalex) won a frantic five-man battle for second place, making up two positions on the final lap to take his first Moto2 podium.

He just edged out Simone Corsi (Jir Moto2, Motobi), taking a second consecutive third place, Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2, Moriwaki), Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) and Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP, Suter).

The five riders crossed the finish line covered by just 1.1 seconds, having swapped positions throughout the 21-lap race.

Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up) had also been in the contest for second place until he lost touch with the group to finish a lonely seventh, some way ahead of a six-man skirmish for eighth won by Yuki Takahashi (Tech 3 Racing, Tech 3).

The Japanese rider was followed past the chequered flag in quick succession by Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter), Alex Debon (Aeroport de Castello-Ajo, FTR), Alex De Angelis (RSM Team Scot, Force GP210), Hector Faubel (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) and Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept, I.C.P.)

The MotoGP World Championship now heads north and across the English Channel for the British GP at Silverstone on June 20. The British event is followed by two more races on consecutive weekends: the Dutch TT on June 26 and the Catalan GP on July 4.

MOTO2 RIDER QUOTES

Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up: 1st) says: “A fantastic day, a perfect day. To do this in front of all the Italian fans, it couldn’t be better. I got out front and pushed very hard to make the break from the other guys. If you have an advantage in this class you have to take it. I’m very happy, I’d like to thank everyone, especially the people in the team who worked so hard over the winter to get this all set up. At Le Mans we were already beginning to understand things, to find a good direction on set-up, but I still didn’t think this could happen here at Mugello. I wasn’t easy to get the bike set up at the first races, but this is the result, the prize!”

Sergio Gadea (Tenerife 40 Pons, Pons Kalex: 2nd) says: “This is my first podium in Moto2 so of course I am very excited. The race was great – Elias and Luthi were leaving nothing to spare, and I was looking over shoulder a lot. It was an incredible race to be involved in. We are improving a lot at the moment; we have gone from less to more. My Kalex chassis is working very well, it’s very consistent, which is what we want.”

Simone Corsi (Jir Moto2, Motobi: 3rd) says: “Today I scored my second podium in a row, so you can see that I am really enjoying Moto2 at the moment. We had some tyre problems in qualifying yesterday but we were able to get things sorted for the race. It was an amazing race, I started so far back and really enjoyed working my way through the pack. I hope the fans enjoyed that too.”

Pole position : 1m55.598s (163.341Km/h) Andrea Iannone, Fimmco Speed Up
Fastest lap : Lap 2 – 1m55.598s (163.341Km/h) Andrea Iannone, Fimmco Speed Up
Circuit record lap : 1m55.647s (163.272Km/h) Andrea Iannone, Fimmco Speed Up
Circuit Best Lap : 1m55.598s (163.341Km/h) Andrea Iannone, Fimmco Speed Up


Event results – Round 4 – Race 1
1 Andrea Iannone 41m05.374s ITA HONDA Fimmco Speed Up
2 Sergio Gadea +2.764s SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons
3 Simone Corsi +2.799s ITA HONDA JiR Moto2
4 Thomas Luthi +2.814s SWI HONDA Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2
5 Toni Elias +3.404s SPA HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2
6 Shoya Tomizawa +3.826s JPN HONDA Technomag-CIP
7 Gabor Talmacsi +7.209s HUN HONDA Fimmco Speed Up
8 Yuki Takahashi +8.377s JAP HONDA Tech 3 Racing
9 Julian Simon +8.584s SPA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team
10 Alex Debon +8.931s SPA HONDA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo
11 Alex De Angelis +9.149s SMR HONDA RSM Team Scot
12 Hector Faubel +9.991s SPA HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team
13 Alex Baldolini +12.219s ITA HONDA Caretta Technology Race Dept
14 Stefan Bradl +19.110s GER HONDA Viessman Kiefer Racing
15 Fonsi Nieto +19.680s SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
16 Dominique Aegerter +19.994s SWI HONDA Technomag-CIP
17 Karel Abraham +24.969s CZE HONDA Cardion AB Motoracing
18 Roberto Rolfo +25.769s ITA HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.
19 Xavier Simeon +31.094s BEL HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
20 Yonny Hernandez +31.171s COL HONDA Blusens-STX
21 Scott Redding +37.770s GBR HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team
22 Claudio Corti +39.183s ITA HONDA Forward Racing
23 Valentin Debise +39.405s FRA HONDA WTR San Marino Team
24 Arne Tode +40.613s GER HONDA Racing Team Germany
25 Vladimir Leonov +43.358s RUS HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing
26 Kenny Noyes +43.997s USA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas
27 Anthony West +53.748s AUS HONDA MZ Racing
28 Niccolo Canepa +54.387s ITA HONDA RSM Team Scot
29 Bernat Martinez +57.035s SPA HONDA Maquinza-SAG Team
30 Yannick Guerra +58.612s SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
31 Robertino Pietri +3 Laps VEN HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.
32 Ratthapark Wilairot +5 Laps THA HONDA Thai Honda PTT SAG
33 Mike De Meglio +6 Laps FRA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team
34 Vladimir Ivanov +6 Laps RUS HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2
35 Raffaele De Rosa +10 Laps ITA HONDA Tech 3 Racing
36 Mattia Pasini +14 Laps ITA HONDA JiR Moto2
37 Jules Cluzel +17 Laps FRA HONDA Forward Racing
38 Axel Pons +17 Laps SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons
39 Anthony Delhalle +18 Laps FRA HONDA Qatar Endurance Racing Team
Championship standings
1 Toni Elias 74 pts SPA HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2
2 Shoya Tomizawa 55 pts JPN HONDA Technomag-CIP
3 Simone Corsi 51 pts ITA HONDA JiR Moto2
4 Sergio Gadea 46 pts SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons
5 Thomas Luthi 38 pts SWI HONDA Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2
6 Andrea Iannone 38 pts ITA HONDA Fimmco Speed Up
7 Julian Simon 35 pts SPA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team
8 Gabor Talmacsi 34 pts HUN HONDA Fimmco Speed Up
9 Alex Debon 26 pts SPA HONDA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo
10 Yuki Takahashi 21 pts JAP HONDA Tech 3 Racing
11 Roberto Rolfo 21 pts ITA HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.
12 Jules Cluzel 21 pts FRA HONDA Forward Racing
13 Fonsi Nieto 12 pts SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
14 Stefan Bradl 11 pts GER HONDA Viessman Kiefer Racing
15 Yonny Hernandez 10 pts COL HONDA Blusens-STX
16 Mattia Pasini 10 pts ITA HONDA JiR Moto2
17 Ratthapark Wilairot 9 pts THA HONDA Thai Honda PTT SAG
18 Kenny Noyes 9 pts USA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas
19 Alex Baldolini 9 pts ITA HONDA Caretta Technology Race Dept
20 Dominique Aegerter 8 pts SWI HONDA Technomag-CIP
21 Scott Redding 5 pts GBR HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team
22 Alex De Angelis 5 pts SMR HONDA RSM Team Scot
23 Lukas Pesek 4 pts CZE HONDA Matteoni C.P. Racing
24 Hector Faubel 4 pts SPA HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team
25 Karel Abraham 2 pts CZE HONDA Cardion AB Motoracing
26 Claudio Corti 1 pts ITA HONDA Forward Racing
27 Anthony West 1 pts AUS HONDA MZ Racing
28 Yannick Guerra 0 pts SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
29 Xavier Simeon 0 pts BEL HONDA G22 Holiday Gym
30 Vladimir Leonov 0 pts RUS HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing
31 Vladimir Ivanov 0 pts RUS HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2
32 Valentin Debise 0 pts FRA HONDA WTR San Marino Team
33 Robertino Pietri 0 pts VEN HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.
34 Raffaele De Rosa 0 pts ITA HONDA Tech 3 Racing
35 Niccolo Canepa 0 pts ITA HONDA RSM Team Scot
36 Mike De Meglio 0 pts FRA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team
37 Mashel Al Naimi 0 pts QAT HONDA Blusens-STX
38 Joan Olive 0 pts SPA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas
39 Ivan Moreno 0 pts SPA HONDA Andalucia Cajasol
40 Bernat Martinez 0 pts SPA HONDA Maquinza-SAG Team
41 Axel Pons 0 pts SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons
42 Arne Tode 0 pts GER HONDA Racing Team Germany
43 Anthony Delhalle 0 pts FRA HONDA Qatar Endurance Racing Team
44 Amadeo Llados 0 pts SPA HONDA Llados Racing Team

 

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