2011 Indy Moto2 | Results

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2011 Moto2

The 2011 Moto2 Championship headed to the US for the first time this year, as the series did not run with Laguna Seca MotoGP back in July.

The only American round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was dominated by one familiar Spanish rider – Repsol’s Marc Marquez; it was the 18-year-old Freshman Moto2 rider’s fifth victory of the season.

Following Indy Moto2, the rookie now stands 28 points behind his German rival Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) in the Championship.

Joining Marquez on the podium were two fellow Spanish riders, HP Tuenti Speed Up’s Pol Espargaro and Blusens-STX’s Esteve Rabat. This was the first time Espargaro and Rabat were on the MotoG2 podium.

Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project), who started from second on the grid, led the outset but it was Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider Marquez who took the control of the Moto2 race, making his pass on Italian rider on lap eight and riding unchallenged thereafter, MotoGP reports.

Moto2 rookies Rabat and Espargaro battled a half race chase for second, with the 20-year old Espargaro riding across the finish in front of his fellow countryman in second position.

Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) took fourth position, with fellow Brit Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) behind him in fifth after making his way from 11th on the grid into sixth in the first four laps, then briefly leading in front of Smith on lap 14 of the race.

MotoGP reports that Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) skilfully made his way through the field after starting from 22nd on the grid to take sixth, thus collecting further valuable Championship points in his quest for the title. Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar) followed in seventh, with Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project), Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) and Aleix Espargaro (Pons HP 40) completing the top ten finishers. Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) placed 11th.

American rider Kenny Noyes (Avintia-STX) had an early crash and was unable to rejoin the race, while fellow countrymen JD Beach (Aeroport de Castello) finished 29th and wildcard Jake Gagne (GPTech) finished in 31st.

2011 Indy Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2593Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter143.545’50.601
2.2044Pol ESPARGAROSPAHP Tuenti Speed UpFTR143.4+1.889
3.1634Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXFTR143.3+2.310
4.1338Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3143.3+3.389
5.1145Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter143.2+5.674
6.1065Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingKalex143.0+9.134
7.960Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter143.0+9.347
8.875Mattia PASINIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR142.7+15.010
9.736Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter142.7+15.031
10.640Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPons HP 40Pons Kalex142.7+15.339
11.529Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSuter142.6+17.447
12.477Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter142.3+21.727
13.319Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 BTech 3142.2+24.279
14.23Simone CORSIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR142.1+25.714
15.115Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi142.1+26.894
16.16Jules CLUZELFRANGM Forward RacingSuter142.1+27.375
17.12Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter142.0+27.546
18.18Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter142.0+27.764
19.88Ricard CARDUSSPAQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki142.0+27.946
20.51Michele PIRROITAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki142.0+29.362
21.4Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team Switzerland Kiefer RacingKalex141.8+31.701
22.71Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamSuter141.8+32.030
23.35Raffaele DE ROSAITANGM Forward RacingSuter141.8+32.100
24.76Max NEUKIRCHNERGERMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda141.6+35.387
25.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki141.5+37.801
26.13Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda141.3+42.146
27.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRATech 3 RacingTech 3140.7+53.491
28.10Martin CARDENASCOLBlusens-STXFTR140.5+58.947
29.73JD BEACHUSAAeroport de CastelloFTR140.2+1’04.334
30.53Valentin DEBISEFRASpeed UpFTR139.8+1’12.230
31.32Jacob GAGNEUSAGPTechFTR139.8+1’12.503
32.39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans Racing TeamSuter139.6+1’15.177
33.64Santiago HERNANDEZCOLSAG TeamFTR139.6+1’15.899
34.25Alex BALDOLINIITAPons HP 40Pons Kalex138.6+1’37.102
35.95Mashel AL NAIMIQATQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki135.81 Lap
Not Classified
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda Singha SAGFTR141.45 Laps
31Carmelo MORALESSPADesguaces La Torre G22Moriwaki137.611 Laps
9Kenny NOYESUSAAvintia-STXFTR130.419 Laps