Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Indy Moto2 | Results

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. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 143.5 45’50.601
2. 20 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 143.4 +1.889
3. 16 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 143.3 +2.310
4. 13 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 143.3 +3.389
5. 11 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 143.2 +5.674
6. 10 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 143.0 +9.134
7. 9 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 143.0 +9.347
8. 8 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 142.7 +15.010
9. 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 142.7 +15.031
10. 6 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 142.7 +15.339
11. 5 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 142.6 +17.447
12. 4 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 142.3 +21.727
13. 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 142.2 +24.279
14. 2 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 142.1 +25.714
15. 1 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 142.1 +26.894
16. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 142.1 +27.375
17. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 142.0 +27.546
18. 18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 142.0 +27.764
19. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 142.0 +27.946
20. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 142.0 +29.362
21. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 141.8 +31.701
22. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 141.8 +32.030
23. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 141.8 +32.100
24. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 141.6 +35.387
25. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 141.5 +37.801
26. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 141.3 +42.146
27. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 140.7 +53.491
28. 10 Martin CARDENAS COL Blusens-STX FTR 140.5 +58.947
29. 73 JD BEACH USA Aeroport de Castello FTR 140.2 +1’04.334
30. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 139.8 +1’12.230
31. 32 Jacob GAGNE USA GPTech FTR 139.8 +1’12.503
32. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 139.6 +1’15.177
33. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 139.6 +1’15.899
34. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 138.6 +1’37.102
35. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 135.8 1 Lap
Not Classified
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 141.4 5 Laps
31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 137.6 11 Laps
9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 130.4 19 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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