2011 Aragon Motorland Moto2: Results

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2011 Moto2

Like it’s been all season, the Moto2 action was once again thrilling as the series got underway for Round 13 at Aragon Motorland Sunday.

After a hard-fought victory, Marc Marquez his seventh win – the third consecutive – of his debut season at the intermediate category and keeps reducing the distance with the leader, Stefan Bradl.

The German Bradl finished eighth Sunday, reducing his advantage to only 6 points.

Spanish Moto2 star Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) took the hole shot from pole position at Aragon Motorland Saturday, with Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) immediately challenging for the lead, Redding taking over at the front by the end of lap one and Bradl taking over on lap four.

Meanwhile Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) made his way up to the lead pack off his tenth place start, along with Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) and Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), which then marked the start of a breathtaking five-way fight for first position.

Marquez broke from the pack on lap 13, but not without Iannone making it very difficult for the young Spaniard to get away.

The fight for second then commenced, with Iannone eventually crossing the line a tenth of a second ahead of fellow countryman Corsi, while De Angelis followed by half a second to take fourth. Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) was fifth ahead of Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing), and Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) who made a great comeback to take seventh, after dropping down into 16th position on lap 8.

Bradl dropped out of the leading pack by lap 16 with what appeared to be mechanical issues to finish the race in eighth, the lower than expected finish further denting the German rider’s Championship lead, with Márquez now trailing by just 6 points.

Ninth place went to Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) after a video image was required to determine his position in front of Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) in tenth, the two crossing the line so closely it appeared simultaneous, while Redding finished 15th after dropping out of the lead group on lap 9.

2011 Aragon Motorland Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 158.6 40’20.575
2. 20 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 158.4 +2.466
3. 16 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 158.4 +2.574
4. 13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 158.4 +3.054
5. 11 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 157.9 +10.831
6. 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 157.9 +10.870
7. 9 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 157.9 +11.005
8. 8 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 157.9 +11.212
9. 7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 157.8 +11.810
10. 6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 157.8 +11.939
11. 5 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 157.8 +12.108
12. 4 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 157.8 +12.114
13. 3 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 157.8 +12.180
14. 2 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 157.8 +12.908
15. 1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 157.7 +13.329
16. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 157.7 +13.875
17. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 157.7 +13.954
18. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 157.6 +15.251
19. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 157.4 +18.470
20. 18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 157.3 +20.128
21. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 156.1 +38.974
22. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 156.1 +39.072
23. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 156.1 +39.340
24. 7 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 155.5 +48.695
25. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 155.5 +48.843
26. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 154.6 +1’02.670
27. 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 154.4 +1’05.633
28. 6 Joan OLIVE SPA Aeroport de Castello FTR 154.3 +1’06.619
29. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 154.0 +1’11.832
30. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 153.1 +1’27.512
31. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 152.8 +1’31.402
32. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 152.7 +1’33.725
33. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 152.5 +1’36.548
Not Classified
51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 155.3 4 Laps
16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 157.4 12 Laps
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 156.6 12 Laps
35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 156.1 12 Laps
75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 153.7 18 Laps