Motorcycle Racing News 2011 TT Assen Moto2 | Results

2011 TT Assen Moto2 | Results

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2011 TT Assen Moto2 | Results

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Round 7 of the 2011 Moto2 Championship got underway in wet conditions, but turned dry as the riders lapped the TT Assen circuit in the Netherlands.

Since every team had rain tires on its Moto2 machine(s), by the end of the Assen race the tires were worn, causing multiple crashes.

But one rider battled through the wearing-tire conditions to take his second victory of the 2011 Moto2 season – the Moto2 rookie and current 125cc MotoGP Champion, Marc Marquez.

The Spaniard piloted his Repsol Moto2 machine to the finish line 2.397 seconds ahead of Technomag-CIP’s Kenan Sofuoglu and Tech 3’s Bradley Smith.

Throughout the race, it was Sofuoglu and Smith leading, with Marquez and battling with Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing).

Marquez and Takahashi eventually got up front, and with eight laps remaining, the Repsol rider took the lead. Takahashi then crashed with four laps to go, leaving the battle for second behind between Sofuoglu and Smith. In the last laps he rode alone after setting a very fast pace to increase his margin over his rivals.

Rounding out the top five were Anthony West (MZ Racing) and Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto20.

As for crashes, there were many, including series’ leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing). Mike di Meglio (Tech 3) also crashed while up front. Other crashes included Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing), Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing), who rejoined the race after falling on the warm up lap but crashed out again, Axel Pons (Pons HP 40) Kenny Noyes (Avintia-STX) and Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B).

2011 Assen Moto2: Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 147.0 44’30.409
2. 20 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 146.8 +2.397
3. 16 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 146.6 +6.418
4. 13 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 145.7 +22.803
5. 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 145.5 +25.882
6. 10 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 145.5 +26.851
7. 9 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 145.4 +28.125
8. 8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 145.4 +28.712
9. 7 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 145.3 +29.744
10. 6 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 144.8 +39.767
11. 5 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 144.4 +47.158
12. 4 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 144.2 +50.846
13. 3 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 143.9 +57.118
14. 2 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 143.7 +1’00.775
15. 1 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 143.4 +1’06.310
16. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 143.4 +1’06.764
17. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 143.4 +1’06.823
18. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 142.9 +1’16.296
19. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 142.6 +1’21.524
20. 31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 142.6 +1’22.289
21. 49 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello FTR 141.7 +1’38.161
22. 66 Michael VAN DER MARK NED EAB Racing Ten Kate 141.6 +1’41.888
23. 21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 141.5 +1’42.189
24. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 140.7 1 Lap
25. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 140.6 1 Lap
26. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 140.1 1 Lap
Not Classified
65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 145.5 4 Laps
97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 141.2 4 Laps
72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 146.7 5 Laps
44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 145.1 5 Laps
9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 141.5 5 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 145.2 6 Laps
36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 139.7 11 Laps
80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 138.6 17 Laps
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 137.2 19 Laps
53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 135.1 19 Laps
64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 134.6 21 Laps
63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 138.0 22 Laps
16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 133.6 22 Laps


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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