2011 Phillip Island Moto2 | Results

2011 Moto2

Alex de Angelis won the Phillip Island Moto2 race for the second year running after a hard fought battle with Stefan Bradl, who regained the Championship lead with second place. The Marc Marquez rode to a brilliant third place finish after starting from the back of the grid.

Following a windy and rainy morning, the Moto2 race in Australia began in sunny conditions on a dry track with Championship leader Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) starting from the back of the grid after a one-minute qualifying penalty was handed to him following his collision with Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda Singha-SAG) at the end of the Friday’s first free practice session.

De Angelis, who led all three practice sessions and started on pole, took the early lead, with Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) assuming it at the end of lap one followed by Pol Espargaró (HP Tuenti Speed Up). Bradl took the lead on lap five, holding it until a final lap showdown with De Angelis which saw the Sammarinese come out on top to take his second victory of the season.

Márquez made up plenty of ground with an extraordinary start that launched the Spanish star to midfield from his 38th position on the grid. The Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider steamed full speed ahead, making up ground until lap 17 where, after passing Claudio Corti (Italtrans Racing) for third, the Italian fought back and the two battled it out to the finish, with the Spaniard making a move on the last lap to put him across the line third.

His third place finished combined with the second place of Bradl rearranged the Championship standings, with the German retaking the lead by three points over Márquez with two races remaining.

Espargaró was fifth after going shoulder to shoulder with Márquez for a lap, with Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP) taking sixth followed by Redding in seventh and Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) in eighth. Front row starters Mike di Meglio (Tech 3 Racing) and Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) rounded out the top 10.

2011 Phillip Island Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2515Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi167.939’44.774
2.2065Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingKalex167.8+1.358
3.1693Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter167.4+6.362
4.1371Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamSuter167.4+6.475
5.1144Pol ESPARGAROSPAHP Tuenti Speed UpFTR166.8+14.815
6.1054Kenan SOFUOGLUTURTechnomag-CIPSuter166.8+15.155
7.945Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter166.8+15.261
8.829Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSuter166.7+16.047
9.763Mike DI MEGLIOFRATech 3 RacingTech 3166.7+16.331
10.672Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki166.4+20.337
11.512Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter166.3+22.081
12.477Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter166.0+26.248
13.340Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPons HP 40Pons Kalex165.8+29.295
14.251Michele PIRROITAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki165.8+30.203
15.13Simone CORSIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR165.7+30.745
16. 36Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter165.7+30.776
17. 88Ricard CARDUSSPAQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki165.7+30.784
18. 38Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3164.9+43.520
19. 80Axel PONSSPAPons HP 40Pons Kalex164.6+47.064
20. 35Raffaele DE ROSAITANGM Forward RacingSuter164.4+50.357
21. 4Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team Switzerland Kiefer RacingKalex164.4+50.364
22. 9Kenny NOYESUSAAvintia-STXFTR163.4+1’04.747
23. 6Joan OLIVESPAAeroport de CastelloFTR163.4+1’04.907
24. 68Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXFTR162.4+1’19.734
25. 20Ivan MORENOSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter160.81 Lap
26. 64Santiago HERNANDEZCOLSAG TeamFTR160.51 Lap
27. 56Blake LEIGH-SMITHAUSBRP RacingFTR160.41 Lap
28. 95Mashel AL NAIMIQATQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki155.41 Lap
Not Classified
  39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans Racing TeamSuter160.25 Laps
  53Valentin DEBISEFRASpeed UpFTR145.56 Laps
  43Kris McLARENAUSBRP RacingSuter161.311 Laps
  19Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 BTech 3162.113 Laps
  16Jules CLUZELFRANGM Forward RacingSuter158.013 Laps
  76Max NEUKIRCHNERGERMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda153.524 Laps
  75Mattia PASINIITAIoda Racing ProjectFTR 0 Lap
  18Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter 0 Lap
  34Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXFTR 0 Lap
  13Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda 0 Lap