2012 Misano Moto2 | Results

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2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 results from Misano listed below

Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez recorded an emphatic win in a shortened re-started race at the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera de Rimini in Misano.

Joining the future Repsol Honda MotoGP rider on the podium was Pol Espargaró and Andrea Iannone.

Following a restart due to an oil-spill by Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea, the Moto2 grid set off for 14 laps with Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone on pole ahead of Márquez and Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró, the order in which the race initially stopped after three laps. With fresh tires on this shortened stint riders were able to push hard from the start.

Iannone made good use of his pole as he led into the first bend ahead of Márquez, and Espargaró’s teammate Esteve Rabat. Two laps in Márquez had a wobble coming on the home straight, letting Rabat and Espargaró through. Espargaró soon took advantage to nip into second and pursue the Italian leader, who was pulling out a gap. In the meantime, Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi and Marc VDS Racing Team duo of Mika Kallio and Scott Redding were closing in on Márquez.

However, the championship leader fought back, and took Rabat for third to pursue his main rivals. Further back, JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco muscled his way past Redding, who had overtaken the Frenchman shortly before.

On the same lap, QMMF Racing’s Elena Rosell crashed out of the race, as did Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon. Within a further lap, Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Yuki Takahashi also put their bikes into the gravel.

With four laps remaining Espargaró and Márquez had caught up to the rear wheel of Iannone, as the three commenced an enthralling fight for the lead. And it was Espargaró who pounced first to lead the trio, with Márquez also squeezing past the Italian into second. In an edge-of-your-seat last lap it was Márquez who prevailed after some tough passing between the Spanish pair, ultimately holding his nerve to cross the finish line first, with Espargaró and Iannone completing the podium.

Márquez’s seventh win of the season puts him 53 points clear at the top of the championship. Fourth place went to Kallio, followed by Rabat, Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter, Redding, Tech 3’s Bradley Smith, Lüthi and Zarco.

2012 Misano Moto2 Results:

1.2593Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter153.123’11.278
2.2040Pol ESPARGAROSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex153.1+0.359
3.1629Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up152.9+1.634
4.1336Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex152.5+5.078
5.1180Esteve RABATSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex152.5+5.246
6.1077Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter152.5+5.570
7.945Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex152.4+6.364
8.838Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3152.3+6.853
9.712Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter152.3+7.480
10.65Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi152.2+7.989
11.530Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex152.2+8.560
12.460Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter151.8+11.509
13.315Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR151.1+18.329
14.271Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex151.1+18.342
15.118Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter151.1+18.568
16.81Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter151.1+18.687
17.49Axel PONSSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex151.0+18.862
18.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAKiefer RacingKalex150.3+25.645
19.14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter149.9+30.003
20.95Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up149.6+32.439
21.75Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter149.5+33.121
22.23Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGBimota149.5+33.258
23.22Alessandro ANDREOZZIITAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up149.5+33.532
24.10Marco COLANDREASWISAG TeamFTR148.1+47.303
Not Classified
72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR151.16 Laps
3Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR151.16 Laps
19Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3150.58 Laps
82Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up135.513 Laps
8Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter0 Lap
84Steven ODENDAALRSAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR0 Lap

2012 Moto2 Point Standings:

1.Marc MARQUEZSuterSPA238
3.Andrea IANNONESpeed UpITA165
4.Thomas LUTHISuterSWI161
5.Scott REDDINGKalexGBR115
6.Mika KALLIOKalexFIN110
7.Bradley SMITHTech 3GBR85
8.Esteve RABATKalexSPA73
9.Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI73
10.Claudio CORTIKalexITA67
11.Johann ZARCOMotobiFRA66
14.Julian SIMONSuterSPA42
15.Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN41
16.Toni ELIASSuterSPA34
18.Xavier SIMEONTech 3BEL17
19.Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA16
20.Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS11
21.Mike DI MEGLIOSpeed UpFRA10
23.Ratthapark WILAIROTSuterTHA8
25.Jordi TORRESSuterSPA3
26.Axel PONSKalexSPA1
27.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).