News 2012 Motorland Aragon Moto2 | Results

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. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 158.3 40’25.260
2. 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 158.2 +1.447
3. 16 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 158.2 +1.743
4. 13 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 158.2 +1.825
5. 11 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 158.1 +2.193
6. 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 158.1 +2.999
7. 9 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 158.0 +4.317
8. 8 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 158.0 +5.115
9. 7 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.9 +5.519
10. 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 157.9 +5.631
11. 5 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 157.9 +5.851
12. 4 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 157.9 +6.548
13. 3 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 157.8 +7.549
14. 2 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Kiefer Racing Kalex 157.4 +14.075
15. 1 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 157.2 +17.322
16. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 157.2 +17.390
17. 49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 157.2 +17.492
18. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 157.1 +17.837
19. 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Targo Bank CNS Motorsport Suter 156.3 +30.579
20. 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 156.2 +32.748
21. 84 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 156.2 +32.879
22. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 156.1 +33.271
23. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 156.1 +34.311
24. 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 155.9 +36.563
25. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 155.8 +38.261
26. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 154.7 +56.020
27. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 153.4 +1’17.202
28. 20 Jesko RAFFIN SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 153.4 +1’17.670
29. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 153.3 +1’18.363
30. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 153.0 +1’24.244
31. 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 152.9 +1’25.153
Not Classified
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 154.5 18 Laps
15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 95.5 20 Laps

2012 Moto2 Championship Points:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 258
2. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 210
3. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 178
4. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 166
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 131
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 110
7. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 96
8. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 77
9. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 76
10. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 74
11. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 74
12. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 68
14. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 42
15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 41
16. Toni ELIAS Suter SPA 34
17. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 24
18. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 19
19. Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 17
20. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 17
21. Mike DI MEGLIO Kalex FRA 12
22. Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 11
24. Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter THA 8
25. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 6
26. Axel PONS Kalex SPA 1
27. 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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