Valencia Moto2: Sunday Finale Results

Moto2 Final Results

Karel Abraham’s first-ever World Championship Grand Prix win came in the final Moto2 race of the 2010 season at Valencia on Sunday, as the Czech rider took victory in a thrilling race before making the move up to the premier class next year.

Following Abraham onto the podium were Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up) and Julián Simon (Mapfre Aspar), with the Spaniard clinching runner-up spot in the Championship by just two points ahead of the Italian.

It was a fantastic race from start to finish and Iannone shot into the lead early on, with a number of riders battling for positions at the front of the race.

Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) – who became the youngest ever rider to make 50 GP starts – and World Champion Toni Elías (Gresini Racing Moto2) were amongst those as they traded moves.

Both Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP) were involved too, and as they went head to head when fighting for second position the Turk was forced to run on at turn one and went down.

He rejoined the race but then had to retire, and shortly after Bradl himself crashed out at turn 12 when pushing to keep pace with the leaders.

All the while Simón had slowly crept up the order having dropped as low as ninth on the opening lap, and he slotted into second as he hunted Iannone down. The duo became involved in a great battle in the latter half of the race, into which Abraham and Elías were drawn as they both rode hard.

After many moves and exchanges of positions it came down to the final lap and the tension peaked when Elías clipped Iannone’s rear wheel and crashed out.

Abraham capitalised and slipped through into first position amid the drama, holding it to cross the finish line 0.522s ahead of Iannone with Simón just six-hundredths behind in a breathless finale.

Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) was less than two-tenths back with Redding capping off his season with a top-five finish. The top ten was completed by Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2), Sergio Gadea (Tenerife 40 Pons), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) and Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up). Elías returned to the track to finish the race 30th.

2010 Valencia Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2517Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingFTR148.043’49.499
2.2029Andrea IANNONEITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up148.0+0.522
3.1660Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter148.0+0.583
4.1312Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki148.0+0.760
5.1145Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter147.8+4.205
6.1015Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi147.7+5.385
7.93Simone CORSIITAJIR Moto2Motobi147.4+11.399
8.840Sergio GADEASPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex146.8+21.420
9.777Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter146.8+22.439
10.62Gabor TALMACSIHUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up146.8+22.912
11.516Jules CLUZELFRAForward RacingSuter146.7+23.511
12.49Kenny NOYESUSAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris146.6+25.169
13.36Alex DEBONSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoFTR146.3+30.571
14.268Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2146.3+31.077
15.119Xavier SIMEONBELHoliday Gym RacingMoriwaki146.3+31.276
16.46Javier FORESSPATwelve Motorsport/MotorradAJR146.2+33.381
17.25Alex BALDOLINIITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.146.2+33.548
18.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNTech 3 RacingTech 3146.0+37.556
19.71Claudio CORTIITAForward RacingSuter145.9+38.602
20.56Michael RANSEDERAUTVector Kiefer RacingSuter145.9+38.763
21.55Hector FAUBELSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter145.9+39.540
22.14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota145.8+39.835
23.43Roman RAMOSSPAMir RacingMIR Racing145.8+39.849
24.35Raffaele DE ROSAITATech 3 RacingTech 3145.8+40.519
25.44Roberto ROLFOITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter145.7+42.803
26.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter145.6+44.234
27.8Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda144.7+1’01.722
28.5Joan OLIVESPAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris144.6+1’02.031
29.61Vladimir IVANOVUKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki144.2+1’09.526
30.24Toni ELIASSPAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki143.4+1’25.529
31.88Yannick GUERRASPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki142.51 Lap
32.95Mashel AL NAIMIQATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2141.71 Lap
33.66Hiromichi KUNIKAWAJPNBimota – M RacingBimota141.71 Lap
Not Classified
80Axel PONSSPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex146.31 Lap
39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter144.35 Laps
10Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki133.19 Laps
70Ferruccio LAMBORGHINIITAMatteoni RacingMoriwaki142.910 Laps
65Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter147.816 Laps
54Kenan SOFUOGLUTURTechnomag-CIPSuter140.118 Laps
31Carmelo MORALESSPARacing Team GermanySuter140.020 Laps
53Valentin DEBISEFRAWTR San Marino TeamADV139.723 Laps
Not Starting
4Ricard CARDUSSPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota0 Lap