2012 Brno Moto2 | Results


2012 Moto2 Championship

Catalunya Caixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez was once again successful Sunday during the Moto2 race of the bwin Czech Republic Grand Prix, the future Repsol Honda MotoGP rider taking victory ahead of Tom Luthi and Pol Espargaro.

The track had dried out sufficiently to be declared a dry race, with Interwetten-Paddock’s Lüthi making the best of the conditions at the start taking the lead early on ahead of Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Espargaró and Márquez. Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding’s race was unfortunately ended very early, as the Brit crashed out after three turns.

It was Márquez who made his intentions known early on as he fought past his compatriot into second. Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone, not wishing the leading trio to pull away, overtook Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi with 17 laps to go, pushing past Espargaró shortly after.

With track conditions still not ideal after the wet track before, riders were tentative to make rash moves, leading to uncharacteristically cautions racing. Eight laps before the end however Espargaró sized up Iannone and took him on the inside, as further down the grid Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon and Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea both crashed out.

As Márquez looked for a way past Lüthi, Espargaró went past him into second, although was taken straight back. He was subsequently ordered to drop a place, after being sighted for passing under a yellow flag. Espargaró did however not see the pit board instantly, yet Iannone helped him by passing him with four laps remaining.

This ignited an entertaining battle between the pair, as Lüthi lost the lead to Márquez. The dice for fifth place was also gaining momentum a few laps before the end with JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis swapping positions frequently.

The final lap was a thrilling affair with Lüthi and Espargaró desperate for the lead, with Iannone mixing it up as well. The Swiss rider looked to be lining up a move in the final turn, yet did not have enough drive on to the straight, meaning it was Márquez who took the chequered flag, with Lüthi and Espargaró completing the rostrum. Márquez now holds a 48-point lead at top of the championship standings in front of Espargaró. Fourth spot went to Iannone, followed by Corsi, De Angelis, Zarco, Tech 3’s Bradley Smith, Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio and Pons’ Esteve Rabat.

2012 Brno Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 156.9 41’19.178
2. 20 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 156.9 +0.061
3. 16 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 156.9 +0.440
4. 13 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 156.9 +0.510
5. 11 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 156.3 +10.319
6. 10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 156.2 +10.643
7. 9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 156.2 +10.717
8. 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 156.2 +10.873
9. 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 156.2 +11.047
10. 6 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 156.2 +11.517
11. 5 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 156.1 +12.388
12. 4 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 156.1 +12.603
13. 3 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 156.0 +14.896
14. 2 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 155.8 +17.772
15. 1 49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 155.8 +17.848
16. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 155.8 +17.906
17. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 155.8 +18.495
18. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 155.0 +30.630
19. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 154.8 +34.634
20. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 154.7 +34.765
21. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 154.7 +34.892
22. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 154.6 +36.981
23. 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 153.5 +54.677
24. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 152.0 +1’19.583
25. 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 151.8 +1’23.216
26. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 151.7 +1’25.144
27. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.3 +1’32.208
Not Classified
71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 155.7 2 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 155.6 9 Laps
10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 151.7 9 Laps
45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 0 Lap