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:

1.2540Pol ESPARGAROSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex165.538’29.792
2.2045Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex165.4+1.462
3.1693Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter165.4+1.521
4.1329Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up165.3+2.851
5.113Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR165.2+3.803
6.1071Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex165.0+7.109
7.938Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3165.0+7.627
8.812Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter165.0+7.669
9.777Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter164.4+15.847
10.636Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex164.1+20.179
11.515Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter164.1+20.450
12.424Toni ELIASSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter163.9+23.017
13.380Esteve RABATSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex163.9+23.155
14.24Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team SwitzerlandKalex163.9+23.236
15.114Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter163.8+24.507
16.44Roberto ROLFOITATechnomag-CIPSuter163.6+26.418
17.76Max NEUKIRCHNERGERKiefer RacingKalex163.5+28.043
18.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up163.5+28.365
19.30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex163.5+28.577
20.18Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter163.0+36.100
21.19Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3162.7+39.473
22.60Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter162.7+39.718
23.88Ricard CARDUSSPAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR162.7+39.995
24.8Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter162.7+40.493
25.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter162.6+41.470
26.47Angel RODRIGUEZSPADesguaces La Torre SAGBimota161.2+1’02.611
27.95Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki161.0+1’05.324
28.7Alexander LUNDHSWECresto Guide MZ RacingMZ-RE Honda160.7+1’08.938
29.10Marco COLANDREASWISAG TeamFTR159.0+1’34.995
30.22Alessandro ANDREOZZIITAAndreozzi Reparto CorseFTR158.5+1’42.775
31.82Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamMoriwaki158.4+1’44.102
32.57Eric GRANADOBRAJIR Moto2Motobi157.5+1’58.051
Not Classified
49Axel PONSSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex162.811 Laps
5Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi110.417 Laps

2012 Silverstone Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1.Marc MARQUEZSuterSPA102
3.Thomas LUTHISuterSWI96
4.Andrea IANNONESpeed UpITA84
5.Scott REDDINGKalexGBR70
6.Mika KALLIOKalexFIN46
7.Claudio CORTIKalexITA45
8.Bradley SMITHTech 3GBR37
9.Esteve RABATKalexSPA34
11.Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI29
12.Johann ZARCOMotobiFRA28
13.Toni ELIASSuterSPA27
14.Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN23
15.Alex DE ANGELISSuterRSM21
17.Julian SIMONSuterSPA12
18.Anthony WESTMoriwakiAUS9
19.Mike DI MEGLIOSpeed UpFRA9
21.Ratthapark WILAIROTSuterTHA8
22.Xavier SIMEONTech 3BEL6
23.Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA3
25.Gino REAMoriwakiGBR1

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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 Editor at Large 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).