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2012 Mugello Moto2 | Results

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2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 Championship results from Mugello, Italy, listed below

The ninth round of the 2012 Moto2 Championship got underway Sunday for the Gran Premio d’Italia at Mugello, the race won by a home favorite.

It was Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone who recorded an emphatic home win at Mugello after beating Pol Espargaró and Tom Lüthi to the line.

It was Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez who got the holeshot, yet he was closely pursued by Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró and Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith. Two laps in there were already numerous crashes from NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis and Kiefer Racing’s Max Neukirchner. Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami was a man on a mission, as he had pushed his way past Interwetten-Paddock’s Lüthi to lead the pack with 17 laps to go.

Local rider Alessandro Andreozzi crashed on that lap on board his S/Master Speed Up bike, putting an end to his charge in front of his home fans. Shortly after he was followed by Cresto Guide MZ Racing’s Mike Di Meglio, who also dropped his bike in the gravel. As the group headed into lap 13, Espargaró’s teammate Axel Pons and Tech 3’s Xavier Siméon crashed out of the race, while QMMF Racing Team’s Elena Rosell retired with a mechanical issue. Desguaces La Torre SAG’s Massimo Roccoli suffered a crash further down the pack, while Pons rider Esteve Rabat also crashed out.

Espargaró provided the team with some hope however as he challenged Márquez with a move, and then went past Nakagami into second. With nine laps to go Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi ran off track, but was able to re-join. Espargaró and Lüthi touched fairings as the Spaniard took the lead, while Márquez almost suffered a near crush as he pushed hard. Mapfre Aspar Team’s Toni Elías, who’s split from his team was announced just after the race, crashed out heavily, yet was unhurt.

Iannone was on the Spaniard’s rear wheel, and the Italian ultimately passed him in turn one on the last lap, prompting a nail bighting finale. And it was Iannone who kept his nerve right up until the end to narrowly take the win, with Espargaró and Lüthi completing the final spots on the rostrum. Smith and Márquez completed the top five with the Spaniard still 34 points clear at the top of the championship ahead of Espargaró and Iannone, who are now equal on points. They were followed by Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding, Nakagami, Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter, Italtrans’ Claudio Corti and JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco.

2012 Mugello Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 165.7 39’52.523
2. 20 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 165.7 +0.090
3. 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 165.7 +0.897
4. 13 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 165.7 +1.025
5. 11 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 165.5 +3.796
6. 10 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 165.5 +3.911
7. 9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 165.4 +4.425
8. 8 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 165.0 +11.366
9. 7 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 164.9 +12.817
10. 6 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 164.8 +13.031
11. 5 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.8 +13.129
12. 4 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 164.8 +13.362
13. 3 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 164.7 +15.199
14. 2 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 164.5 +17.238
15. 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 163.2 +36.556
16. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 162.5 +47.701
17. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 162.2 +51.966
18. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 162.1 +53.969
19. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 162.0 +54.654
20. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 161.1 +1’08.279
21. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 160.7 +1’14.807
22. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 156.3 1 Lap
23. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.0 1 Lap
Not Classified
24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 164.8 7 Laps
44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 161.1 9 Laps
80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 164.6 11 Laps
55 Massimo ROCCOLI ITA Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 161.6 13 Laps
49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 162.7 14 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 162.6 14 Laps
82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 156.7 15 Laps
22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 160.6 16 Laps
15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 159.5 19 Laps
76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 152.0 20 Laps

2012 Moto2 Championship Point Standings (after nine of 18 rounds):

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 163
2. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 129
3. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 129
4. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 123
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 96
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 77
7. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 69
8. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 59
9. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 52
10. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 51
12. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 47
13. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 40
14. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 36
15. Toni ELIAS Suter SPA 34
16. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 24
17. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 17
18. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 17
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 8
24. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 5
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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