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Moto2: Misano Results & Quotes

Misano Moto2 Results

Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) won the Moto2 race at Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini to extend his Championship lead, resisting pressure from runner-up Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter). Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2, Moriwaki) finished third after coming through from 15th on the starting grid.

Shoya Tomizawa’s death cast a great shadow over motorcycle racing proceedings. All Moto2 riders reacted with shock and sadness when they were told of Tomizawa’s passing after they had finished their race.

Elias’s fourth consecutive win puts him 83 points ahead of Simon whose second-place finish him moved into second overall past Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up) who had a luckless day. The Italian was given a ride-through penalty for jumping the start which put him at the back of the pack. He had worked himself into the points when his bike stopped with three laps to go.

Luthi’s ride took him from 14th on lap one to third, a position he claimed from Simone Corsi (JIR Moto2, Motobi) with three laps to go. During the closing stages Corsi came under pressure from the next group, led by Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing, Suter), the German only just ahead of Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing, Suter) and Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up, Speed Up).

The accident that claimed Tomizawa also involved British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) and San Marino rider Alex De Angelis (JIR Moto2, Motobi). Redding was badly bruised and grazed; receiving ten stitches to a laceration in his back. De Angelis was able to walk away from the incident.

MOTO2 RIDER QUOTES

1st – Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) says: “When I came in at the end of the race I could see in everyone’s eyes that something wasn’t right. Because I was out front, I never saw the accident. Tomizawa was a great guy; this is very, very sad. My condolences to his family and family. I have to say thanks to my team who worked very hard this weekend and also for their work with Moriwaki which give me this victory, so I have to say thanks to them. Thanks also to the Clinica Mobile who have given me a lot of help after my illness at Indy. But more than anything this is a very sad day for racing.”

2nd – Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter) says: “Like Toni, I have to say this is a very sad day for our sport, my heart goes out to Tomizawa’s family and friends. This was a very tough race. We didn’t see the accident so we had no idea what had happened. In the race I tried to close the gap on Toni, but he was too fast, especially through T1 and T2.”

3rd – Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2, Moriwaki) says: “I saw the sadness in people’s eyes when I came into the pits after the race. I would like to offer my thoughts and condolences to his family; we will miss Tomizawa very much. This weekend we struggled quite a bit during practice because we had a few technical problems. Last night my mechanics worked really hard and were able to fix the problems, so I have to say thank you to them.”

Moto2 Results – Round 11

1. Toni Elias 43m33.996s SPA HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2

2. Julian Simon +1.969s SPA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team

3. Thomas Luthi +11.917s SWI HONDA Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2

4. Simone Corsi +15.409s ITA HONDA JiR Moto2

5. Stefan Bradl +16.219s GER HONDA Viessman Kiefer Racing

6. Jules Cluzel +16.676s FRA HONDA Forward Racing

7. Gabor Talmacsi +16.852s HUN HONDA Fimmco Speed Up

8. Dominique Aegerter +18.330s SWI HONDA Technomag-CIP

9. Claudio Corti +20.650s ITA HONDA Forward Racing

10. Roberto Rolfo +29.678s ITA HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.

11. Yonny Hernandez +32.720s COL HONDA Blusens-STX

12. Ratthapark Wilairot +35.098s THA HONDA Thai – Honda PTT Singha SAG Team

13. Raffaele De Rosa +35.428s ITA HONDA Tech 3 Racing

14. Michael Ranseder +35.933s AUT HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing

15. Lukas Pesek +37.012s CZE HONDA Matteoni C.P. Racing

16. Hector Faubel +40.950s SPA HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team

17. Anthony West +41.752s AUS HONDA MZ Racing

18. Axel Pons +41.878s SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

19. Xavier Simeon +47.566s BEL HONDA G22 Holiday Gym

20. Ricard Cardus +57.026s SPA HONDA Maquinza-SAG Team

21. Joan Olive +57.119s SPA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

22. Valentin Debise +1m00.833s FRA HONDA WTR San Marino Team

23. Ferruccio Lamborghini +1m02.316s ITA HONDA Forward Racing

24. Kenny Noyes +1m05.795s USA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

25. Tatsuya Yamaguchi +1m09.977s JAPANESE HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2

26. Yannick Guerra +1m16.520s SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym

27. Mashel Al Naimi +1m16.563s QAT HONDA Blusens-STX

28. Niccolo Canepa +1m17.479s ITA HONDA RSM Team Scot

29. Robertino Pietri +1m41.039s VEN HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.

30. Andrea Iannone NC – 3 Laps ITA HONDA Fimmco Speed Up

31. Alex Baldolini NC – 3 Laps ITA HONDA Caretta Technology Race Dept

32. Yuki Takahashi NC – 5 Laps JAP HONDA Tech 3 Racing

33. Sergio Gadea NC – 12 Laps SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

34. Shoya Tomizawa NC – 15 Laps JPN HONDA Technomag-CIP

35. Alex De Angelis NC – 15 Laps SMR HONDA JiR Moto2

36. Scott Redding NC – 15 Laps GBR HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team

37. Mattia Pasini NC – 16 Laps ITA HONDA JiR Moto2

38. Mike De Meglio NC – 19 Laps FRA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team

Misano Moto2 Records – Round 11

  • Pole Position : 1m38.991s (153.686Km/h) Toni Elias, Gresini Racing Moto2
  • Fastest Lap : Lap 8 – 1m39.430s (153.008Km/h) Alex de Angelis, JiR Moto2
  • Circuit Record Lap : 1m39.430s (153.008Km/h) Alex de Angelis, JiR Moto2, 2010
  • Circuit Best Lap : 1m38.991s (153.686Km/h) Toni Elias, Gresini Racing Moto2, 2010

Moto2 Championship – Round 11

1. Toni Elias 211 pts SPA HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2

2. Julian Simon 128 pts SPA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team

3. Thomas Luthi 124 pts SWI HONDA Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2

4. Andrea Iannone 119 pts ITA HONDA Fimmco Speed Up

5. Simone Corsi 97 pts ITA HONDA JiR Moto2

6. Jules Cluzel 84 pts FRA HONDA Forward Racing

7. Shoya Tomizawa 82 pts JPN HONDA Technomag-CIP

8. Gabor Talmacsi 79 pts HUN HONDA Fimmco Speed Up

9. Yuki Takahashi 72 pts JAP HONDA Tech 3 Racing

10. Sergio Gadea 59 pts SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

11. Alex Debon 46 pts SPA HONDA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo

12. Roberto Rolfo 43 pts ITA HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.

13. Fonsi Nieto 41 pts SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym

14. Scott Redding 39 pts GBR HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team

15. Stefan Bradl 36 pts GER HONDA Viessman Kiefer Racing

16. Dominique Aegerter 36 pts SWI HONDA Technomag-CIP

17. Karel Abraham 33 pts CZE HONDA Cardion AB Motoracing

18. Ratthapark Wilairot 29 pts THA HONDA Thai – Honda PTT Singha SAG Team

19. Yonny Hernandez 27 pts COL HONDA Blusens-STX

20. Mike De Meglio 21 pts FRA HONDA Mapfre Aspar Team

21. Kenny Noyes 18 pts USA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

22. Anthony West 17 pts AUS HONDA MZ Racing

23. Alex Baldolini 14 pts ITA HONDA Caretta Technology Race Dept

24. Mattia Pasini 12 pts ITA HONDA JiR Moto2

25. Claudio Corti 11 pts ITA HONDA Forward Racing

26. Alex De Angelis 11 pts SMR HONDA JiR Moto2

27. Xavier Simeon 9 pts BEL HONDA G22 Holiday Gym

28. Damian Cudlin 9 pts AUS HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

29. Hector Faubel 8 pts SPA HONDA Marc VDS Racing Team

30. Jason Di Salvo 7 pts USA HONDA GP Tech

31. Lukas Pesek 5 pts CZE HONDA Matteoni C.P. Racing

32. Raffaele De Rosa 4 pts ITA HONDA Tech 3 Racing

33. Vladimir Ivanov 2 pts RUS HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2

34. Michael Ranseder 2 pts AUT HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing

35. Axel Pons 2 pts SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

36. Arne Tode 2 pts GER HONDA Racing Team Germany

37. Yusuke Teshima 1 pts JPN HONDA JiR Moto2

38. Yannick Guerra 0 pts SPA HONDA G22 Holiday Gym

39. Vladimir Leonov 0 pts RUS HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing

40. Valentin Debise 0 pts FRA HONDA WTR San Marino Team

41. Tatsuya Yamaguchi 0 pts Japanese HONDA Gresini Racing Moto2

42. Sascha Hommel 0 pts GER HONDA MGM Racing Performance MC

43. Roger Lee Hayden 0 pts USA HONDA American Honda

44. Robertino Pietri 0 pts VEN HONDA Italtrans S.T.R.

45. Ricard Cardus 0 pts SPA HONDA Maquinza-SAG Team

46. Patrik Vostarek 0 pts CZE HONDA Vector Kiefer Racing

47. Niccolo Canepa 0 pts ITA HONDA RSM Team Scot

48. Mashel Al Naimi 0 pts QAT HONDA Blusens-STX

49. Kev Coghlan 0 pts SCO HONDA Monlan Joey Darcey Team

50. Joan Olive 0 pts SPA HONDA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

51. Ivan Moreno 0 pts SPA HONDA Andalucia Cajasol

52. Ferruccio Lamborghini 0 pts ITA HONDA Forward Racing

53. Carmelo Morales 0 pts SPA HONDA Tenerife 40 Pons

54. Bernat Martinez 0 pts SPA HONDA Maquinza-SAG Team

55. Anthony Delhalle 0 pts FRA HONDA Qatar Endurance Racing Team

56. Amadeo Llados 0 pts SPA HONDA Llados Racing Team

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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