2012-silverstone-moto2-results (1)

2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 results from Silverstone listed below

In a thrilling Moto2 race, it was Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró who took victory at the Hertz British Grand Prix in Silverstone ahead of Scott Redding and Marc Márquez.

The race was declared dry from the start and it was Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith who got the holeshot along with Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding. They made it a British one-two in the opening two laps as they were tussling for top spot. With 16 laps to go, the following group of Espargaró, Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone and Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez made their move on Smith, who looked to be struggling, and tucked in behind leader Redding.

Meanwhile it was drama early on for JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco, who crashed out and finished his race prematurely. With 14 laps left, a group of seven riders were pulling away from the pack also including Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi and Italtrans Racing Team’s Claudio Corti. Two laps later it appeared as Redding and Espargaró were pulling out a slight advantage at the front, as Iannone and Márquez were involved in an exciting fight for the final podium spot. Yet just one lap later Espargaró pounced on Redding to take the lead, after which Iannone took advantage to slip into second.

Espargaró’s teammate Axel Pons crashed out with 10 laps to go, putting an end to a disappointing weekend for the Spaniard. A lap later Márquez got into Redding’s slipstream to pass the Brit further down into fourth and hunt down the leaders. With Márquez not wanting Espargaró to get away, he overtook Iannone with seven laps left, with Redding also pushing past the Italian. The tussle for second was spicing up between Redding and Márquez as the two swapped positions frequently in the final laps and on the last lap it was an almighty fight to the line with Redding just edging out the Spaniard, much to the delight of the home crowd

Yet in the end it was Espargaró who took the chequered flag for his second win this season, with Redding and Márquez occupying the final podium spots. They were followed by Andrea Iannone, Simone Corsi, Claudio Corti, Bradley Smith, Tom Lüthi, Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter and Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio.

2012 Silverstone Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 165.5 38’29.792
2. 20 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 165.4 +1.462
3. 16 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 165.4 +1.521
4. 13 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 165.3 +2.851
5. 11 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 165.2 +3.803
6. 10 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 165.0 +7.109
7. 9 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 165.0 +7.627
8. 8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 165.0 +7.669
9. 7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 164.4 +15.847
10. 6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.1 +20.179
11. 5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 164.1 +20.450
12. 4 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 163.9 +23.017
13. 3 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 163.9 +23.155
14. 2 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 163.9 +23.236
15. 1 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 163.8 +24.507
16. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 163.6 +26.418
17. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 163.5 +28.043
18. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 163.5 +28.365
19. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 163.5 +28.577
20. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 163.0 +36.100
21. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 162.7 +39.473
22. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 162.7 +39.718
23. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 162.7 +39.995
24. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 162.7 +40.493
25. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 162.6 +41.470
26. 47 Angel RODRIGUEZ SPA Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 161.2 +1’02.611
27. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 161.0 +1’05.324
28. 7 Alexander LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 160.7 +1’08.938
29. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 159.0 +1’34.995
30. 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA Andreozzi Reparto Corse FTR 158.5 +1’42.775
31. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 158.4 +1’44.102
32. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 157.5 +1’58.051
Not Classified
49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 162.8 11 Laps
5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 110.4 17 Laps

2012 Silverstone Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 102
2. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 96
3. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 96
4. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 84
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 70
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 46
7. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 45
8. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 37
9. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 34
10. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 30
11. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 29
12. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 28
13. Toni ELIAS Suter SPA 27
14. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 23
15. Alex DE ANGELIS Suter RSM 21
16. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 15
17. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 12
18. Anthony WEST Moriwaki AUS 9
19. Mike DI MEGLIO Speed Up FRA 9
21. Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter THA 8
22. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 6
23. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 3
24. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 1
25. Gino REA Moriwaki GBR 1

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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