Jerez Moto2: Spanish Grand Prix Results

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In Moto2 Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) mastered the rain to take his fourth victory in the category, a first of the season, and joining him on the rostrum were Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project).

Lüthi took the early control in the race and was on course for his first win in Moto2, until the Italian rider passed him for the lead and pulled a large advantage. His winning margin was 7.850s.

Building on the second place the Speed Master rider achieved in Losail Moto2, Iannone takes the lead of the 2011 World Championship after scoring 25 points for the win.

The Moto2 race started in damp conditions and more rain fell throughout, leading to a slippery and difficult circuit. Starting from 18th position Corsi was leading the race after a lap and half, but was caught by Iannone and the Swiss rider and took the final spot on the rostrum to take his third podium in the intermediate class.

Bradley Smith (Tech 3) who started from fifth, finished in fourth place in only his second ever Moto2 race. With a few laps to go, he was in fifth place until Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) made a costly error when he nearly lost control of his bike and Smith was there to take his fourth position.

Bradl had been aiming to become the first German rider to win back-to-back races in the intermediate class since Ralf Waldmann in 1996 but dropped a handful of places at the start. Lüthi and Bradl now share second place in the standings.

Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) was the first Spanish rider to cross the line in sixth place, ahead of Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) who salvaged seventh position after a ride through penalty for jumping the start. Scotsman Kev Coghlan (Team Aeroport de Castelló) finished in eighth place after qualifying back in 24th position, scoring his first Grand Prix points. Rookie Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) took ninth place and it was a titanic tussle until the final corner between MZ Racing team-mates Anthony West and Max Neukirchner with the German taking tenth and the Australian 11th.

Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) who had been involved in the fight for third, crashed out at high speed at turn 12 losing front grip and missed out on a potential 16 points.

Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) failed to pick up his first points of his Moto2 debut season after Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) was unable to stop his bike in time and ran into the back of the current 125cc World Champion after a battle for sixth place. The incident put them both out of the race.

2011 Jerez Moto2 Results

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2529Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSuter138.249’56.423
2.2012Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter137.8+7.850
3.163Simone CORSIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR137.6+12.625
4.1338Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3137.5+15.355
5.1165Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingKalex137.3+17.850
6.1060Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter137.1+24.247
7.915Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi136.9+27.991
8.849Kev COGHLANGBRAeroport de CastelloFTR136.5+36.181
9.751Michele PIRROITAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki136.5+36.775
10.676Max NEUKIRCHNERGERMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda136.3+41.407
11.513Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda136.3+41.711
12.414Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda Singha SAGFTR136.3+41.870
13.375Mattia PASINIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR136.2+42.313
14.268Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXFTR136.1+45.384
15.134Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXFTR136.0+47.193
16.54Kenan SOFUOGLUTURTechnomag-CIPSuter136.0+47.204
17.36Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter136.0+47.316
18.21Javier FORESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter135.9+50.677
19.19Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 BTech 3135.5+57.958
20.44Pol ESPARGAROSPAHP Tuenti Speed UpFTR135.5+58.554
21.71Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamSuter135.1+1’07.467
22.88Ricard CARDUSSPAQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki135.0+1’10.925
23.45Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter134.7+1’16.149
24.40Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPons HP 40Pons Kalex134.6+1’19.512
25.35Raffaele DE ROSAITADesguaces La Torre G22Moriwaki134.5+1’22.459
26.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRATech 3 RacingTech 3134.3+1’26.753
27.4Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team Switzerland Kiefer RacingKalex133.8+1’37.226
28.77Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter133.6+1’42.838
29.9Kenny NOYESUSAAvintia-STXFTR133.1+1’54.532
30.53Valentin DEBISEFRASpeed UpFTR133.0+1’57.120
31.64Santiago HERNANDEZCOLSAG TeamFTR131.31 Lap
32.97Steven ODENDAALRSAMS RacingSuter131.31 Lap
33.95Mashel AL NAIMIQATQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki120.83 Laps
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25Alex BALDOLINIITAForward RacingSuter124.414 Laps
93Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter137.016 Laps
16Jules CLUZELFRAForward RacingSuter137.016 Laps
72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki137.317 Laps
39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans Racing TeamSuter126.222 Laps
99Lukasz WARGALAPOLDesguaces La Torre G22Moriwaki118.925 Laps
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80Axel PONSSPAPons HP 40Pons Kalex0 Lap

 

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