2011 Silverstone Moto2 | Results


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2011 Silverstone Moto2 Results listed below

The sixth round of the 2011 Moto2 Championship got underway Sunday in wet conditions at Silverstone in the UK.

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) won the Moto2 race, with British rider Bradley Smith (Tech 3) crossing the wet finish line in second and Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) in third.

Championship leader Stefan Bradl led off the start of a drizzly and cold 18 laps whilst second position starter Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) challenged the German rider, passing him for the lead early in the race, but it was the Championship points leader Bradl who led the field across the finish line, negotiating precarious track conditions that steadily worsened throughout the race.

Smith had a fantastic start off the Moto2 grid, moving to 13th on the first lap after starting 28th. He steadily made his way through the field, at one point locking horns with fellow Brit Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing), to take the second spot on the podium, his first podium for the 2011 season. Redding crossed the line in fifth.

Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project), looking for his first Moto2 victory, chased the front runners from the start of the race, setting some of the fastest laps of the race to catch the front. The Italian passed Bradl for the lead on lap 5 and quickly pulled away, until he crashed out of the race on lap 6.

Michele Pirro started from sixth to finish in the third spot on the podium, moving him into tenth in the championship. Fourth place finisher was Jules Cluzel (NGM Forward Racing) who also started from fourth. Sixth to cross the line was Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) followed by Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) in seventh and Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP), who earlier was in second position until he ran off track on lap 11, rejoined to finish in eighth.

Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX), after crashing on the sighting lap, finished the race in ninth followed by Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project), who pitted early in the race with a problem but rejoined to finish tenth.

Pole position starter Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol), after a poor start off the grid, crashed out on lap 6.

The difficult conditions and standing water on the track produced more several casualties, including Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) who crashed early in the race, Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) who was caught with nowhere to go behind a battle between Corsi and Márquez, Axel Pons (Pons HP 40) who crashed in the first lap, after crashing out of qualifying the day before, and Raffaele De Rosa (SAG Team) who crashed on lap 9.

Anthony West (MZ Racing), who moved as high as 16th lap after starting 36th and Kenny Noyes (Avintia-STX) both retired from the race.

2011 Silverstone Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 144.3 44’10.236
2. 20 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 143.9 +7.601
3. 16 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 143.6 +12.241
4. 13 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 143.4 +17.271
5. 11 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 143.0 +23.531
6. 10 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 142.8 +28.661
7. 9 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 142.6 +32.391
8. 8 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 142.4 +34.662
9. 7 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 142.3 +37.181
10. 6 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 142.2 +38.981
11. 5 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 142.2 +39.657
12. 4 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 141.6 +51.622
13. 3 49 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello FTR 141.4 +54.810
14. 2 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 141.3 +56.242
15. 1 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 141.1 +1’00.769
16.   29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 140.8 +1’06.198
17.   63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 140.1 +1’19.530
18.   40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 139.7 +1’27.092
19.   21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 139.6 +1’29.849
20.   77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 139.6 +1’30.338
21.   35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA SAG Team FTR 138.2 +1’57.792
22.   53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 137.5 +2’11.104
23.   39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 136.6 +2’29.168
24.   95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 130.0 1 Lap
25.   96 Nasser Hasan AL MALKI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 130.0 1 Lap
Not Classified
    44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 139.5 2 Laps
    13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 137.9 4 Laps
    9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 135.6 4 Laps
    71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 132.0 5 Laps
    15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 134.1 7 Laps
    19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 135.6 8 Laps
    31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 138.0 10 Laps
    14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 137.0 10 Laps
    93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 135.7 11 Laps
    75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 142.8 12 Laps
    36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 140.7 12 Laps
    18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 136.7 15 Laps
    80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex   0 Lap

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