Moto2 Catalunya Results: Crash Brigade

Moto2 Results

Yuki Takahashi took his first Grand Prix victory since 2006 when he won today’s somewhat chaotic Moto2 race at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. The Tech 3 rider won from second place on the grid, profiting from a mistake by Andrea Iannone who was penalised for overtaking at Turn 1 when the yellow flags were out.

A typically frantic Moto2 start was marred by a huge crash in Turn 1 as Alex Debón, Mike di Meglio, Roberto Rolfo, Robertino Pietri, Shoya Tomizawa, Héctor Faubel, Dominique Aegerter, Sergio Gadea and Alex Baldolini all went down.

Clear of the pile up were Thomas Lüthi, Toni Elías, Takahashi, Iannone and Julián Simón and it was this group that ended battling for the top positions throughout the race.

With the yellow flag still out from the opening lap and no overtaking therefore allowed, Iannone’s move on Takahashi to assume the lead resulted in the Italian being demoted back to second, a message his team tried desperately to convey to him but without success.

Shortly after Niccolò Canepa crashed out at Turn 9 and his bike caught fire in dramatic fashion, and Ratthapark Wilairot was another faller as the pace remained at the limit.

With eight laps remaining and Iannone not having taken his demotion the Italian was issued with a Ride Through penalty – he eventually finished 13th – and his surrendering of the lead placed Takahashi at the head of the race.

Following behind the Japanese rider were Lüthi and Simón, but at a distance of almost five seconds as the end of the race approached. Victory was therefore safe for Takahashi and he crossed the line 5.037s clear of the pair, who fought to the last corner with Lüthi edging it by just 0.163s for his third successive podium. Simón’s third place was his third podium of the 2010 campaign.

Completing the top six were Karel Abraham, Toni Elías and Simone Corsi. There was a spectacular crash for Carmelo Morales as he tried to slipstream Kenny Noyes for seventh on the start/finish straight. Apart from a minor contusion on his hand the substitute rider was uninjured in the crash.

Moto2 Records

Pole

Lap:
2010Andrea IANNONE1’47.493158.3

Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 4Andrea IANNONE1’47.543158.2

Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2010Andrea IANNONE1’47.543158.2

Km/h
Best Lap:2010Andrea IANNONE1’47.493158.3

Km/h

The race result means Elías remains at the top of the standings on 111 points, with Lüthi second on 94 and Simón third on 77. Tomizawa is fourth, just a point behind Simón, after his DNF today.

Moto2 Results – Barcelona, Sunday, July 04, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12572Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNTech

3 Racing
Tech 3156.441’42.451
22012Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten

Moriwaki Moto2
Moriwaki156.1+5.037
31660Julian SIMONSPAMapfre

Aspar Team
Suter156.1+5.200
41317Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion

AB Motoracing
FTR156.0+6.706
51124Toni ELIASSPAGresini

Racing Moto2
Moriwaki155.9+7.369
6103Simone CORSIITAJIR

Moto2
Motobi155.9+7.414
799Kenny NOYESUSAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris155.3+17.010
8810Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday

Gym G22
Moriwaki155.1+20.555
978Anthony WESTAUSMZ

Racing Team
MZ-RE Honda155.1+21.001
10615Alex DE ANGELISRSMRSM

Team Scot
Force GP210155.1+21.369
1152Gabor TALMACSIHUNFimmco

Speed Up
Speed Up155.0+22.213
12468Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2155.0+23.024
13329Andrea IANNONEITAFimmco

Speed Up
Speed Up154.8+25.297
14216Jules CLUZELFRAForward

Racing
Suter154.8+26.674
15111Yusuke TESHIMAJPNJIR

Moto2
Motobi154.7+26.796
1635Raffaele DE ROSAITATech

3 Racing
Tech 3154.7+27.441
1741Arne TODEGERRacing

Team Germany
Suter154.7+27.674
1861Vladimir IVANOVUKRGresini

Racing Moto2
Moriwaki154.2+35.193
1918Jordi TORRESSPAMR

Griful
Promoharris154.1+37.424
2053Valentin DEBISEFRAWTR

San Marino Team
ADV153.9+41.504
215Joan OLIVESPAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris153.8+41.710
2271Claudio CORTIITAForward

Racing
Suter153.8+41.966
234Ricard CARDUSSPAViessmann

Kiefer Racing
Suter153.4+49.224
2419Xavier SIMEONBELHoliday

Gym G22
Moriwaki152.5+1’03.470
2540Sergio GADEASPATenerife

40 Pons
Pons Kalex152.0+1’12.814
2695Mashel AL NAIMIQATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2151.4+1’22.796
Not Classified
31Carmelo MORALESSPATenerife

40 Pons
Pons Kalex155.41 Lap
76Bernat MARTINEZSPAMaquinza-SAG

Team
Bimota152.63 Laps
25Alex BALDOLINIITACaretta

Technology Race Dept
I.C.P.151.14 Laps
45Scott REDDINGGBRMarc

VDS Racing Team
Suter151.711 Laps
14Ratthapark

WILAIROT
THAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota154.914 Laps
7Dani RIVASSPAMR

Griful
Promoharris152.919 Laps
48Shoya TOMIZAWAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter136.519 Laps
59Niccolo CANEPAITARSM

Team Scot
Force GP210151.220 Laps
52Lukas PESEKCZEMatteoni

CP Racing
Moriwaki136.320 Laps
21Vladimir LEONOVRUSVector

Kiefer Racing
Suter142.522 Laps
77Dominique

AEGERTER
SWITechnomag-CIPSuter93.922 Laps
55Hector FAUBELSPAMarc

VDS Racing Team
Suter82.822 Laps
39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans

S.T.R.
Suter0

Lap
44Roberto ROLFOITAItaltrans

S.T.R.
Suter0

Lap
6Alex DEBONSPAAeroport

de Castello – Ajo
FTR0 Lap
63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAMapfre

Aspar Team
Suter0 La