2012 Motorland Aragon Moto2 | Results

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2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 Championship results from Motorland Aragon, Spain, listed below

Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró charged to a spectacular win in an exciting Moto2 race at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón in front of Marc Márquez and Scott Redding.

Came IodaRacing Project’s pole-sitter Simone Corsi led into the first turn followed buy Italtrans Racing Team’s Claudio Corti and Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró. And there were incidents from the off, as Corti’s teammate Takaaki Nakagami slid off track, taking out NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis.

The opening laps were already a hard-fought affair, as Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone and Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez pushed their way into podium positions behind Corsi, with Espargaró on their tail. With 17 laps remaining it was also misery for Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon, with the Mistral rider crashing out, whilst back at the front Corsi’s reign was over as Márquez made his move to lead the race for the first time.

Espargaró and Iannone made use of Corsi’s apparent drop of pace, going into second and third, with JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco also looking for a way past. Corsi however refused to yield, and forced his way past Iannone to retake third heading into lap eight. And the predictable nature of Moto2 kicked in once more as Corsi took advantage of a gap for second, however was immediately taken back. Yet it was Iannone who looked to have found second wind as he went into second place with nine laps remaining.

Five laps before the end Iannone, Espargaró and Márquez were fairing to fairing with positions swapping almost every corner. Along with Zarco, Tech 3’s Bradley Smith and Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding got involved in the battle, with Redding pushing Márquez particularly hard. The final two laps were an edge-of-your-seat affair, as Espargaró pulled out a small lead, with Márquez and Iannone touching in every corner as they fought for second. Yet it was Redding who capitalised on this as he took Iannone for third on the final lap.

And it was Espargaró who kept his nerve to take his third victory of the season, with Márquez and Redding completing the rostrum. Márquez still keeps the lead in the championship by 48 points, whilw Redding celebrated his fourth podium this season. Iannone came in fourth ahead of Smith, Zarco, Corsi, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Jordi Torres, Corti and QMMF Racing’s Anthony West, who had a terrific race.

2012 Motorland Aragon Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2540Pol ESPARGAROSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex158.340’25.260
2.2093Marc MARQUEZSPATeam CatalunyaCaixa RepsolSuter158.2+1.447
3.1645Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex158.2+1.743
4.1329Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up158.2+1.825
5.1138Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3158.1+2.193
6.105Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi158.1+2.999
7.93Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR158.0+4.317
8.881Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter158.0+5.115
9.771Claudio CORTIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex157.9+5.519
10.695Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up157.9+5.631
11.512Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter157.9+5.851
12.480Esteve RABATSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex157.9+6.548
13.318Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter157.8+7.549
14.263Mike DI MEGLIOFRAKiefer RacingKalex157.4+14.075
15.177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter157.2+17.322
16.36Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex157.2+17.390
17.49Axel PONSSPAPons 40 HP TuentiKalex157.2+17.492
18.60Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter157.1+17.837
19.92Alex MARIÑELARENASPATargo Bank CNS MotorsportSuter156.3+30.579
20.23Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGBimota156.2+32.748
21.84Steven ODENDAALRSAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR156.2+32.879
22.8Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter156.1+33.271
23.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR156.1+34.311
24.75Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter155.9+36.563
25.14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter155.8+38.261
26.57Eric GRANADOBRAJIR Moto2Motobi154.7+56.020
27.82Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up153.4+1’17.202
28.20Jesko RAFFINSWIGP Team SwitzerlandKalex153.4+1’17.670
29.10Marco COLANDREASWISAG TeamFTR153.3+1’18.363
30.30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex153.0+1’24.244
31.22Alessandro ANDREOZZIITAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up152.9+1’25.153
Not Classified
19Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3154.518 Laps
15Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR95.520 Laps

2012 Moto2 Championship Points:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1.Marc MARQUEZSuterSPA258
2.Pol ESPARGAROKalexSPA210
3.Andrea IANNONESpeed UpITA178
4.Thomas LUTHISuterSWI166
5.Scott REDDINGKalexGBR131
6.Mika KALLIOKalexFIN110
7.Bradley SMITHTech 3GBR96
8.Esteve RABATKalexSPA77
9.Johann ZARCOMotobiFRA76
10.Claudio CORTIKalexITA74
11.Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI74
12.Simone CORSIFTRITA68
13.Alex DE ANGELISFTRRSM61
14.Julian SIMONSuterSPA42
15.Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN41
16.Toni ELIASSuterSPA34
17.Randy KRUMMENACHERKalexSWI24
18.Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA19
19.Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS17
20.Xavier SIMEONTech 3BEL17
21.Mike DI MEGLIOKalexFRA12
22.Jordi TORRESSuterSPA11
23.Max NEUKIRCHNERKalexGER8
24.Ratthapark WILAIROTSuterTHA8
25.Ricard CARDUSAJRSPA6
26.Axel PONSKalexSPA1
27.Gino REAMoriwakiGBR1