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

12593Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter148.044’04.086
22040Pol ESPARGAROSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex147.9+1.987
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter147.9+2.071
4135Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi147.5+9.227
51129Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up147.5+10.481
61015Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter146.9+21.180
7924Toni ELIASSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter146.9+21.394
8860Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter146.8+21.504
9736Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex146.8+21.581
10638Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3146.7+24.100
11545Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex146.5+27.248
12477Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter146.4+30.087
13319Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3146.4+30.132
14271Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex146.4+30.257
15188Ricard CARDUSSPAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR146.3+30.879
1618Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter146.3+31.097
1795Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki145.7+43.099
1830Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex145.4+47.282
194Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team SwitzerlandKalex145.4+47.399
2076Max NEUKIRCHNERGERKiefer RacingKalex145.4+48.143
2144Roberto ROLFOITATechnomag-CIPSuter145.1+53.563
2247Angel RODRIGUEZSPADesguaces La Torre SAGFTR145.1+54.530
2314Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Moriwaki145.0+55.666
2480Esteve RABATSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex143.4+1’24.889
257Alexander LUNDHSWECresto Guide MZ RacingMZ-RE Honda143.0+1’32.467
2682Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki142.6+1’40.748
2710Marco COLANDREASWISAG TeamFTR140.21 Lap
288Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Moriwaki139.41 Lap
Not Classified
63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up146.26 Laps
3Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR146.57 Laps
49Axel PONSSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex138.415 Laps
72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter143.821 Laps

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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).