Moto2: Indy Results & Quotes

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Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) extended his world championship lead with his fifth win of the season in the red flag-interrupted Moto2 final, despite suffering from a fever and body pains that made the 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) heat unbearable and sapped his strength.

The first attempt to start the race ended with a pair of multi-rider crashes in turn two. The re-start would be 30 minutes later and Elias was ready.

Elias bolted into the lead from sixth on the grid, taking Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) and Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter) with him.

Simon passed Redding on the third lap and set out for Elias, taking him on the draft into turn one on the fifth lap.

Simon held back Elias from the fifth to the twelfth, but the veteran made a smooth pass of Simon entering the first turn on lap 12.

That set up the fight to the finish, as Redding didn’t appear to have the straight line speed of the lead duo. He would finish third, his best in Moto2.

Elias held off Simon to take his fifth win and extend his championship lead to 67 points over Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up), the fourth place-finishing Italian.

Following the championship’s second trip to the U.S., the paddock quickly packed their gear for the flights back to Europe and next Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, Italy.

Moto2 Quotes

Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) 1st says:
“I’m so tired! Only ourselves and the doctors at the Clinica Mobile know the true shape I was in this weekend. It has been an extremely difficult weekend because I had no strength, my blood pressure was very low and I had a fever and pain all over my body.”

“I just had to try and save as much energy as possible for the race and even though I made a few small mistakes I hung on, held off Simon was able to win. The 25 points we scored today are a real bonus and I have to thank everybody at the Clinica Mobile for helping me so much. I suffered and so did the team and the Moriwaki family, who are here at Indianapolis and are doing a wonderful job.”

Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter) 2nd says: “Yeah, I tried to pass (Elias) in the last part of the race, but he was a little bit better than me and could not take exactly for pass to him. So I’m happy for my effort of this weekend. Not lucky as last year, I don’t like, but I make a very good weekend. So I’m happy for this, also for my feeling now on my bike. And, of course, I win some race finally of decision.”

Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) 3rd says: “We’ve been on it all weekend. We were at the top of the time sheet for the first two free practices, felt really good in qualifying, real good in warm-up. We were doing consistent laps with 10-lap-old tires. You know, it was all going good this weekend. We had a nice, soft, gentle mentality against it, you know. And we did the best we could. I did 110 percent, as you can see.”

“Yeah, toward the end of the race, it was really tough. I was struggling to get past the humidity. First corner, you know, you sit up and the helmet just stops in your face, and heat off the engine also don’t help the situation, but we were just pushing strong as I could, you know. It was the best effort I’ve ever put in to get on a podium, you know.”

“Yeah, it was really good. We had a bit of trouble with the rear tyre towards the end of the race. But, you know, I guess Simon and Elias were also feeling the heat out there. Elias not well at all, you know, and he did a great job out there today. Admired Julian for pushing on, you know; he was there. I was there and I just, I couldn’t stay and did the best I could. Yeah, that’s all I can really say.”

Pole position : 1m46.139s (142.997Km/h) Julian Simon, Mapfre Aspar Team
Fastest lap : Lap 2 – 1m46.580s (142.405Km/h) Julian Simon, Mapfre Aspar Team
Circuit record lap : 1m46.580s (142.405Km/h) Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, 2010)
Circuit Best Lap : 1m45.720s (143.564Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up, 2010)

Indianapolis, Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 141.2 30’27.480
2 20 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 141.2 +0.405
3 16 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 140.9 +4.227
4 13 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 140.7 +5.978
5 11 3 Simone CORSI ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 140.6 +7.058
6 10 40 Sergio GADEA SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 140.5 +9.432
7 9 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 140.4 +9.815
8 8 2 Gabor TALMACSI HUN Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 140.4 +10.141
9 7 42 Jason DI SALVO USA GP Tech FTR 139.8 +17.564
10 6 8 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 139.8 +17.592
11 5 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 139.8 +17.618
12 4 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 139.6 +20.527
13 3 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Forward Racing Suter 139.2 +26.008
14 2 80 Axel PONS SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 139.0 +28.353
15 1 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 138.9 +30.480
16 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P. 138.9 +30.538
17 34 Roger Lee HAYDEN USA American Honda Moriwaki 138.8 +31.860
18 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA WTR San Marino Team ADV 138.7 +32.255
19 9 Kenny NOYES USA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas Promoharris 138.7 +32.500
20 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Matteoni CP Racing Moriwaki 138.7 +32.529
21 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 137.8 +44.569
22 5 Joan OLIVE SPA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas Promoharris 137.8 +44.956
23 41 Arne TODE GER Racing Team Germany Suter 137.2 +52.993
24 88 Yannick GUERRA SPA Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 136.9 +57.481
25 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 135.5 +1’16.404
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 114.2 3 Laps
Not Classified
95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 133.2 5 Laps
16 Jules CLUZEL FRA Forward Racing Suter 132.8 6 Laps
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Singha SAG Bimota 139.5 9 Laps
35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 121.2 11 Laps
65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter 127.7 12 Laps
4 Ricard CARDUS SPA Maquinza-SAG Team Bimota 131.7 15 Laps
11 Yusuke TESHIMA JPN JIR Moto2 Motobi 131.7 15 Laps
55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 134.0 16 Laps
6 Alex DEBON SPA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo FTR 128.5 16 Laps
61 Vladimir IVANOV UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 128.5 16 Laps
Not Starting
48 Shoya TOMIZAWA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 0 Lap
56 Michael RANSEDER AUT Vector Kiefer Racing Suter 0 Lap