News 2012 Estoril Moto2 | Results

2012 Estoril Moto2 | Results

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2012 Moto2 Championship

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez took victory Sunday at the Grande Prémio de Portugal Circuito Estoril after a phenomenal last-lap battle with compatriot Pol Espargaró.

Márquez took the holeshot and led the opening stages from Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi, as Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Espargaró and JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco made their way to the front.

It was however Lüthi who took the lead early on, which he held for most of the race. The relentless efforts of Spanish pair Marquez and Espargaró meant that they soon re-caught the Swiss rider, and went past his for the lead. They went on to provided one of the best last-lap battles seen in Moto2, as the pair swapped positions numerous times in the final minute, with Marquez coming out on top after a mistake by Espargaró going into the final chicane.

This makes it two wins from three races for Márquez to extend his championship lead. Lüthi took the final spot on the podium, followed by Zarco, Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex De Angelis. Rounding out the top ten are Mapfre Aspar Team’s Toni Elías, Blusens Avintia´s Julián Simón, Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio and Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith.

There were numerous crashed throughout the race including NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Yuki Takahashi, Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Axel Pons, his teammate Esteve Rabat, Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi and S/Master Speed Up’s Mike Di Meglio. Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea went into the pits with an electrical problem, and subsequently had to retire.

2012 Estoril Moto2 | Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 148.0 44’04.086
2 20 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 147.9 +1.987
3 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 147.9 +2.071
4 13 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 147.5 +9.227
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 147.5 +10.481
6 10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 146.9 +21.180
7 9 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 146.9 +21.394
8 8 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 146.8 +21.504
9 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 146.8 +21.581
10 6 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 146.7 +24.100
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 146.5 +27.248
12 4 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 146.4 +30.087
13 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 146.4 +30.132
14 2 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 146.4 +30.257
15 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 146.3 +30.879
16 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 146.3 +31.097
17 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 145.7 +43.099
18 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 145.4 +47.282
19 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 145.4 +47.399
20 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 145.4 +48.143
21 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 145.1 +53.563
22 47 Angel RODRIGUEZ SPA Desguaces La Torre SAG FTR 145.1 +54.530
23 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 145.0 +55.666
24 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 143.4 +1’24.889
25 7 Alexander LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 143.0 +1’32.467
26 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 142.6 +1’40.748
27 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 140.2 1 Lap
28 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 139.4 1 Lap
Not Classified
63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 146.2 6 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 146.5 7 Laps
49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 138.4 15 Laps
72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 143.8 21 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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