News 2011 Mugello Moto2: Race Results

2011 Mugello Moto2: Race Results

Moto2 Results

A thrilling, three-way Moto2 battle for first position ensued between pole-position starter Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol), Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing), at Mugello Sunday.

The young Catalan rider emerged victorious, making him the youngest ever rider to take back to back victories in the intermediate class in the Moto2 World Championship. He has now won three of the last five races.

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) made a mistake early to drop back to fifth, but quickly made his way back to the Mugello Moto2 race elbow to elbow, assuming the lead several times and finally finishing second in a breathless last lap which saw all three lead at various points on the track. Smith moved down to third from the lead after a close pass by Marquez literally pushed him wide, the third place his third successive podium of the 2011 season.

Fourth-place Moto2 finisher Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) started from second on the grid and ran as high as second in the race, touching elbows with Bradl on at least one occasion, while last year’s race winner Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) suffered enough tire wear in the last few laps to take him out of the battle for fourth with De Angelis to finish fifth.

Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) headed up the battle for sixth, in front of Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project), Max Neukirchner (MZ Racing), Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) and Technomag-CIP duo Kenan Sofuoglu and Dominique Aegerter in tenth and eleventh.

Pol Espargaró (HP Tuenti Speed Up) crashed out of 7th place but kept his FTR Moto2 machine running and re-entered the field to finish 28th.

2011 Mugello Moto2 Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 165.0 40’02.941
2. 20 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 165.0 +0.071
3. 16 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 165.0 +0.419
4. 13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 164.9 +2.091
5. 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 164.7 +4.595
6. 10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 164.1 +13.021
7. 9 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 164.1 +13.092
8. 8 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 164.1 +13.409
9. 7 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 164.1 +14.139
10. 6 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 164.0 +14.419
11. 5 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 164.0 +15.072
12. 4 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 163.8 +17.996
13. 3 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 163.7 +18.573
14. 2 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 163.7 +19.720
15. 1 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 163.6 +20.357
16.   34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 163.5 +22.208
17.   36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 163.5 +22.420
18.   53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 163.4 +24.297
19.   18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 163.1 +28.679
20.   75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 163.1 +28.876
21.   13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 162.9 +30.778
22.   88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 162.8 +33.084
23.   71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 162.7 +34.568
24.   63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 162.6 +36.000
25.   31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 162.6 +36.194
26.   39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 162.6 +36.195
27.   45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 161.9 +46.731
28.   44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 161.7 +49.054
29.   9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 161.6 +50.101
30.   64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 160.4 +1’08.557
31.   95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 157.1 1 Lap
Not Classified
    14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 160.1 7 Laps
    25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 161.1 10 Laps
    70 Mattia TAROZZI ITA Faenza Racing Suter 157.5 10 Laps
    68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 163.3 14 Laps
    24 Tommaso LORENZETTI ITA Aeroport de Castello FTR 159.6 15 Laps
    51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 158.8 18 Laps
    35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter   0 Lap


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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