2012 Assen Moto2 | Results

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2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Assen Moto2 results listed below

In a Moto2 race that provided drama from the start at the Iveco TT Assen, it was Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez who took a hard-fought victory ahead of Andrea Iannone and Scott Redding.

It was Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter and Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone who got away best, yet in the pursuing mêlée it was Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2’s Ratthapark Wilairot and Tom Lüthi who collided on the first lap, putting an end to Lüthi’s race.

There was however more to come, as the weekend’s pace-setter, Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró, crashed out of the lead as he lost the back end of his bike. Both Lüthi and Espargaró were uninjured in the incidents, while Wilairot re-joined. A few laps later it was more misery for the Pons team, as its other rider Axel Pons crashed as well.

With 14 laps remaining Iannone had pulled out a three second gap at the front as Márquez and Marc VDS Racing Team’s Redding provided the entertaining battle for second behind. At this point Espargaró’s teammate Esteve Rabat had joined the pursuing group in fifth ahead of Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi, who had lost the tail section of his machine early on.

With 10 laps left however, Corsi crashed out of the race, putting an end to what was a very good race for the Italian, whilst Desguaces La Torre SAG’s Damian Cudlin retired with a mechanical issue. A further four laps in, Márquez had closed the gap significantly to Iannone and looked to be catching the Italian quickly.

With three laps left the scrap at the front began, with Márquez making his first pass, yet Iannone fighting back immediately. A lap later the Spaniard repeated his move, with Iannone responding in the same way again. The two were fairing to fairing as they headed into the last lap, with Márquez taking the lead on the outside of turn 1. Iannone fought back, but couldn’t make it stick as he ran wide after the two almost touched.

It was ultimately Márquez who took his third win of the season, with Iannone in second and Redding completing the podium. Márquez now leads the championship with Iannone in second; whilst Redding’s podium was the first time the Brit has ever recorded back-to-back podiums in his Grand Prix career. The top three were followed by Rabat, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis, Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith, Aegerter, JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco, Mapfre Aspar Team’s Toni Elías and Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio.

2012 Assen Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 164.7 39’43.170
2. 20 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 164.6 +0.405
3. 16 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.2 +7.331
4. 13 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 164.1 +7.630
5. 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 164.1 +7.852
6. 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 164.1 +8.578
7. 9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 164.0 +10.017
8. 8 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 163.7 +14.481
9. 7 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 163.7 +14.714
10. 6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 163.7 +14.734
11. 5 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 163.6 +14.944
12. 4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 163.2 +22.106
13. 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 163.1 +23.068
14. 2 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 163.1 +23.532
15. 1 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 163.0 +23.733
16. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 162.9 +25.619
17. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 162.9 +25.913
18. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 162.9 +25.974
19. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 162.3 +34.640
20. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 161.7 +44.057
21. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 161.6 +44.739
22. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 160.6 +59.784
23. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 160.0 +1’10.125
24. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 159.8 +1’12.139
25. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 158.5 +1’33.233
Not Classified
76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 163.1 1 Lap
7 Alexander LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 161.5 2 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 163.9 10 Laps
50 Damian CUDLIN AUS Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 157.5 10 Laps
49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 153.6 16 Laps
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 152.9 19 Laps
40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 154.3 23 Laps
12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 0 Lap

2012 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 127
2. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 104
3. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 96
4. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 96
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 86
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 52
7. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 47
8. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 47
9. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 45
10. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 38
11. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 36
12. Toni ELIAS Suter SPA 34
13. Alex DE ANGELIS FTR RSM 32
14. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 30
15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 27
16. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 20
17. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 14
18. Mike DI MEGLIO Speed Up FRA 10
19. Anthony WEST Moriwaki AUS 9
20. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 9
21. Max NEUKIRCHNER Kalex GER 8
22. Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter THA 8
23. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 3
24. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 1
25. Gino REA Moriwaki GBR 1