Motorland Aragon Moto2: Sunday Results


Andrea Iannone took his third win of 2010 in the Moto2 World Championship at Aragón on Sunday with another dominant performance, securing victory from pole position by a margin of 6.203s over second placed Julián Simón.

Iannone’s Fimmco Speed Up teammate Gabor Talmacsi completed the podium with championship leader Toni Elías fourth.

The leading quartet managed to avoid a crash at turn one, which was started by Fonsi Nieto, who also collected Alex Baldolini, Mattia Pasini, Ricky Cardús and Yonny Hernández on his way to the gravel trap. All the riders involved were uninjured.

Just as he’d done to take his first win of the season in Mugello, Iannone got away at the front and immediately set about building an insurmountable gap back to his pursuers.

Alex de Angelis was running towards the front when he suffered the disappointment of crashing out having started from the front row, and it was left to Simón, Simone Corsi and Talmacsi to begin the battle for the final two podium spots.

Jules Cluzel and Scott Redding were part of a chasing pack, which Dominique Aegerter later joined, whilst championship leader Elías overcame a difficult grid position of 12th to rise to fifth by the midway point of the race.

All the while at the front Iannone was riding a comfortable race with a solid lead, which stood at as much as eight seconds towards the closing stages. The Italian eventually repeated his wins from pole that came at Mugello and Assen, with Simón holding off Talmacsi’s challenge. It was the Mapfre Aspar rider’s third consecutive second place finish, with Talmacsi taking a well-deserved first podium of the season.

Elías completed an impressive recovery from the third row to end fourth, coming close to catching the final podium spot, with Corsi, Cluzel, Aegerter, Redding and Stefan Bradl following him across the line. Another impressive ride in 10th came from Thomas Lüthi who overcame a difficult qualification position of 20th to again score points.

There was bitter disappointment for British wild card Kev Coghlan however who had enjoyed a good weekend, qualifying in 13th. The Scottish rider suffered mechanical issues that meant he started from Pit Lane and he was later forced to retire from the race.

Elías remains at the top of the standings and is now on 224 points, 76 ahead of Simón who retains second place. Iannone moves into third and is now four points off Simón, with Lüthi fourth and Corsi fifth.

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Toni ELIAS Moriwaki SPA 224
2 Julian SIMON Suter SPA 148
3 Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 144
4 Thomas LUTHI Moriwaki SWI 130
5 Simone CORSI Motobi ITA 108
6 Gabor TALMACSI Speed Up HUN 95
7 Jules CLUZEL Suter FRA 94
8 Shoya TOMIZAWA Suter JPN 82
9 Yuki TAKAHASHI Tech 3 JPN 76
10 Sergio GADEA Pons Kalex SPA 59
11 Scott REDDING Suter GBR 47
12 Alex DEBON FTR SPA 46
13 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 45
14 Roberto ROLFO Suter ITA 43
15 Stefan BRADL Suter GER 43
16 Fonsi NIETO Moriwaki SPA 41
18 Ratthapark WILAIROT Bimota THA 30
19 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-Moto2 COL 27
20 Mike DI MEGLIO Suter FRA 24
21 Kenny NOYES Promoharris USA 18
22 Anthony WEST MZ-RE Honda AUS 17
23 Claudio CORTI Suter ITA 16
25 Mattia PASINI Motobi ITA 12
26 Alex DE ANGELIS Force GP210 RSM 11
27 Damian CUDLIN Pons Kalex AUS 9
28 Xavier SIMEON Moriwaki BEL 9
29 Hector FAUBEL Suter SPA 8
31 Lukas PESEK Moriwaki CZE 5
32 Raffaele DE ROSA Tech 3 ITA 4
33 Michele PIRRO Moriwaki ITA 2
34 Michael RANSEDER Suter AUT 2
35 Axel PONS Pons Kalex SPA 2
36 Vladimir IVANOV Moriwaki UKR 2
37 Arne TODE Suter GER 2
38 Yusuke TESHIMA Motobi JPN 1