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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

12524Toni ELIASSPAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki141.230’27.480
22060Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter141.2+0.405
31645Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter140.9+4.227
41329Andrea IANNONEITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up140.7+5.978
5113Simone CORSIITAJIR Moto2Motobi140.6+7.058
61040Sergio GADEASPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex140.5+9.432
7912Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki140.4+9.815
882Gabor TALMACSIHUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up140.4+10.141
9742Jason DI SALVOUSAGP TechFTR139.8+17.564
1068Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda139.8+17.592
11577Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter139.8+17.618
12463Mike DI MEGLIOFRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter139.6+20.527
13371Claudio CORTIITAForward RacingSuter139.2+26.008
14280Axel PONSSPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex139.0+28.353
15168Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2138.9+30.480
1625Alex BALDOLINIITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.138.9+30.538
1734Roger Lee HAYDENUSAAmerican HondaMoriwaki138.8+31.860
1853Valentin DEBISEFRAWTR San Marino TeamADV138.7+32.255
199Kenny NOYESUSAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris138.7+32.500
2052Lukas PESEKCZEMatteoni CP RacingMoriwaki138.7+32.529
2139Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter137.8+44.569
225Joan OLIVESPAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris137.8+44.956
2341Arne TODEGERRacing Team GermanySuter137.2+52.993
2488Yannick GUERRASPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki136.9+57.481
2544Roberto ROLFOITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter135.5+1’16.404
2672Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNTech 3 RacingTech 3114.23 Laps
Not Classified
95Mashel AL NAIMIQATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2133.25 Laps
16Jules CLUZELFRAForward RacingSuter132.86 Laps
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota139.59 Laps
35Raffaele DE ROSAITATech 3 RacingTech 3121.211 Laps
65Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter127.712 Laps
4Ricard CARDUSSPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota131.715 Laps
11Yusuke TESHIMAJPNJIR Moto2Motobi131.715 Laps
55Hector FAUBELSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter134.016 Laps
6Alex DEBONSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoFTR128.516 Laps
61Vladimir IVANOVUKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki128.516 Laps
Not Starting
48Shoya TOMIZAWAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter0 Lap
56Michael RANSEDERAUTVector Kiefer RacingSuter0 Lap


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