News 2012 Sachsenring Moto2 | Results

2012 Sachsenring Moto2 | Results

2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 results from Sachsenring, Germany, listed below

Amid warm and sunny conditions at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring, it was Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez who extended his championship lead in the Moto2 category as he took victory ahead of Mika Kallio and Alex de Angelis.

At the start it was Márquez who took the holeshot followed by Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio and Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón. Kallio’s teammate Scott Redding crashed out in the first set of bends as he made contact with Mapfre Aspar Team’s Toni Elías.

With 24 laps remaining, Elías too crashed out of the race, while Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone continued to heap ever more pressure on Márquez in second.

A lap later, Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró did tremendously well to save a near crash, though he did drop back some positions. To add to the excitement, with 21 laps to go Iannone made his pass on Márquez, with the Spaniard taking him back almost immediately. On the same lap, JiR Moto2’s Brazilian youngster Eric Granado crashed after running off into the gravel.

Following this there was drama at the front as Iannone crashed out pushing too hard into turn one, though he was able to re-join the race in 26th. With 15 laps remaining, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis made a move on Kallio at turn 12, but the Finn got the better drive out of the corner and re-took second. A few laps later De Angelis had another go and made it stick that time, as Espargaró started to hunt down the front three. GP Team Switzerland’s Randy Krummenacher crashed out of the race on the same lap, yet was unhurt in the incident.

The pack had settled down in the latter stages, however it was Kallio who provided a last gasp of excitement two laps before the end as he passed De Angelis into turn one to take second place. De Angelis tried to retake him in the final corner yet ran wide, with the Finn having the better drive out of the bend.

Ultimately it was Márquez who took the chequered flag for his fourth win this year, with Kallio and De Angelis both taking their first podium of the season. Márquez now leads the championship by 43 points ahead of Espargaró, who finished fourth. They were followed by Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi, Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi, Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith and Xavier Siméon, Italtrans Racing Team’s Claudio Corti and CIP-Technomag’s Dominique Aegerter.

2012 Sachsenring Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 153.8 41’32.467
2. 20 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 153.6 +2.093
3. 16 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 153.6 +2.567
4. 13 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 153.4 +5.990
5. 11 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 153.4 +6.139
6. 10 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 153.1 +11.051
7. 9 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 153.1 +11.409
8. 8 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 152.9 +14.808
9. 7 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 152.5 +20.769
10. 6 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 152.2 +25.141
11. 5 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 152.1 +27.467
12. 4 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 152.1 +27.475
13. 3 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 152.0 +28.590
14. 2 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 152.0 +28.713
15. 1 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 151.8 +32.787
16. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 151.6 +35.376
17. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 151.6 +35.596
18. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 151.5 +37.591
19. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 151.0 +45.667
20. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 150.9 +47.436
21. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 150.8 +49.341
22. 50 Damian CUDLIN AUS Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 150.7 +50.704
23. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 149.4 +1’12.766
24. 11 Kevin WAHR GER Kiefer Racing IAMT 149.3 +1’14.334
25. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 147.9 1 Lap
26. 21 Markus REITERBERGER GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 147.1 1 Lap
27. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 145.5 1 Lap
Not Classified
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 151.9 4 Laps
82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 147.8 10 Laps
49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 148.3 11 Laps
72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 152.4 13 Laps
22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 148.1 23 Laps
24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 150.1 24 Laps
45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 0 Lap

2012 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 152
2. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 109
3. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 107
4. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 104
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 86
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 72
7. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 56
8. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 52
9. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 51
11. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 44
12. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 41
13. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 40
14. Toni ELIAS Suter SPA 34
15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 27
16. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 20
17. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 17
18. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 15
19. Mike DI MEGLIO Speed Up FRA 10
20. Anthony WEST Moriwaki AUS 9
22. Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter THA 8
23. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 5
24. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 4
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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