Phillip Island Moto2: Australian GP Results

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Australia MotoGP

Alex de Angelis took his first victory in the Moto2 class as he led his JiR Moto2 team bike across the finish line ahead of Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) and Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up) in the intermediate category race for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

The Sammarinese Moto2 rider lined up in pole position and recovered from a start at Phillip Island which saw him drop to fourth position before slowly entering the battle for the lead.

A strong Moto2 finish to the race saw De Angelis win by a margin of 2.172s as he followed up his first podium of the year last time out in Malaysia with a first victory of 2010. It was also his first GP win since his only previous triumph, which came in Valencia in the 250cc class in 2006.

Redding rounded off an impressive Moto2 weekend with his second podium of the year as he rode to second – his best Moto2 result to date.

The 17-year-old Brit showed great determination and maturity to challenge at the front of the race for the most part, eventually placing second having started from the same position on the grid.

In third position Iannone came in a fraction over eight-tenths of a second behind Redding, as he suffered from rear-tire issues towards the end of the Moto2 Phillip Island race, having gone with the softer Dunlop option.

The Italian had also been part of the leading group for the majority of the race, having engaged in a thrilling battle with the two riders who finished ahead of him. It was his seventh podium of the campaign as he moved to within two points of Julián Simón in the fight for second position in the overall standings.

The Mapfre Aspar rider ended the race in fourth position, ahead of Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and team-mate Mike di Meglio, the German equalling his best result of the season so far and the Frenchman recording his highest placement in the category to date.

2010 Moto2 World Champion Toni Elías (Gresini Racing) came out on top in an engrossing contest for seventh position, ahead of Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2), Alex Debón (Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo) and Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing) who completed the top ten. Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) had also been involved for much of the race and ended 11th.

2010 Moto2 Results: Phillip Island, Australia


1.2515Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi167.439’51.102
2.2045Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter167.3+2.172
3.1629Andrea IANNONEITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up167.2+2.974
4.1360Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter166.7+10.344
5.1165Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter166.7+10.617
6.1063Mike DI MEGLIOFRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter166.2+17.847
7.924Toni ELIASSPAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki165.5+27.145
8.83Simone CORSIITAJIR Moto2Motobi165.5+27.249
9.76Alex DEBONSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoFTR165.5+27.398
10.617Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingFTR165.5+27.666
11.512Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki165.5+27.677
12.410Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki165.5+27.851
13.377Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter165.5+28.333
14.280Axel PONSSPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex165.5+28.438
15.171Claudio CORTIITAForward RacingSuter165.4+28.497
16.35Raffaele DE ROSAITATech 3 RacingTech 3165.2+32.644
17.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNTech 3 RacingTech 3164.8+37.671
18.2Gabor TALMACSIHUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up164.5+42.933
19.68Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2164.3+46.144
20.25Alex BALDOLINIITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.164.2+46.164
21.8Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda164.2+46.370
22.14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota163.9+51.841
23.16Jules CLUZELFRAForward RacingSuter163.7+54.114
24.40Sergio GADEASPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex163.3+1’00.729
25.46Javier FORESSPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota163.0+1’04.140
26.44Roberto ROLFOITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter163.0+1’04.185
27.39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter162.7+1’09.299
28.53Valentin DEBISEFRAWTR San Marino TeamADV162.7+1’09.794
29.61Vladimir IVANOVUKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki162.3+1’16.060
30.49Alexander CUDLINAUSQatar Moto2 TeamBQR-Moto2162.3+1’16.195
31.9Kenny NOYESUSAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris161.1+1’34.156
32.28Kazuki WATANABEJPNRacing Team GermanySuter160.01 Lap
33.88Yannick GUERRASPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki159.41 Lap
34.5Joan OLIVESPAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris159.31 Lap
Not Classified
95Mashel AL NAIMIQATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2156.65 Laps
56Michael RANSEDERAUTVector Kiefer RacingSuter164.67 Laps
66Hiromichi KUNIKAWAJPNBimota – M RacingBimota122.515 Laps
Not Starting
55Hector FAUBELSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter0 Lap
47Wayne MAXWELLAUSMatteoni RacingMoriwaki0 Lap