2012 Sepang Moto2 | Results

2012-sepang-moto2-results2012 Moto2 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto2 results from Sepang listed below

Just as the MotoGP race, Sunday’s Moto2 at Sepang was plagued by rain, torrential downpours delaying the race a half hour before race direction declared the race a wet one.

The race was later red flagged after 17 laps due to additional downpours. This scenario awarded NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis his maiden-Moto2 win. Joining de Angelis on the podium was Anthony West and Gino Rea

NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis took his maiden-Moto2 win this season in a hugely dramatic and soaking wet Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, finishing ahead of Anthony West and Gino Rea.

The first corner took its first casualty as Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami dropped his bike out of the lead. A few bends later there was a further crash with JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco and Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon, also causing Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio to run off track.

The early stages were being led by Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón, De Angelis and Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea, with the Brit making terrific headway in the early stages. Nakagami, who had re-mounted, fell once again after colliding with JiR Moto2’s Eric Granado, who later retired. QMMF Racing Team’s Anthony West had fought his way into fourth and Kallio’s teammate Redding was in fifth 17 laps in, as Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi was handed a ride-through penalty for a jump-start.

A lap later, Rea’s teammate Ratthapark Wilairot lost the front of his bike, as Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez held steady in sixth, ahead of his Tuenti Movil HP 40 title rival Pol Espargaró, who was struggling in 12th. The weather added yet another cruel twist, as sun started to dry out the track rapidly, with a dry line forming quickly. Márquez was not taking any risks, and Petronas Raceline Malaysia’s wildcard Hafizh Syahrin soon made his way past, much to the delight of the home fans.

With 13 laps remaining De Angelis was in the lead, yet Rea was having great ride and was putting the pressure on the San Marino rider, as West made his way into third past Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi. A lap later Syahrin was on a mission as he soon powered past West into third, and then skilfully took De Angelis, and then out-braked Rea for first in an amazing trio of overtakes. With nine laps remaining the rain started to fall heavier once more, and Rea began to fight back with Syahrin holding strong, until De Angelis and West also got involved in the battle for first.

There was however huge drama with seven laps remaining as Márquez lost the front of his bike and crashed out of the race, with Espargaró in a strong enough position to take the title fight to the next race. On the same lap there were also crashes for Kiefer Racing’s Mike Di Meglio and Mapfre Aspar Moto2 duo of Nico Terol and Jordi Torres. A lap later, Lüthi also put his bike in the gravel.

With four laps left De Angelis was pulling out a small gap in front with West in tow, but Rea was fighting back venomously as a three-way tussle ensued. This was however cut short as the Red Flag was shown with two laps to go with too much rain falling on the track. Rea was in the lead when the flag was waved, yet the classification was taken from the previous lap, giving De Angelis his maiden win of the season, with West is second and Rea in third, both taking their first-ever Moto2™ podiums.

With Márquez’s title rival Espargaró finishing in 11th place, Márquez was unable to secure his title with only a 48-point lead and will have to try once more in Phillip Island. Fourth place went to Syahrin, ahead of Simón, Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone, Kallio, Smith, Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter and Espargaró’s teammate Esteve Rabat.

2012 Sepang Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 135.1 36’57.793
2. 20 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 135.0 +0.710
3. 16 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 135.0 +1.363
4. 13 86 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia FTR 134.9 +2.941
5. 11 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 134.6 +7.583
6. 10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 134.5 +10.062
7. 9 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 133.7 +23.078
8. 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 133.5 +26.957
9. 7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 133.3 +30.063
10. 6 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 133.2 +31.514
11. 5 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 133.2 +31.746
12. 4 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 132.9 +37.108
13. 3 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 132.8 +38.627
14. 2 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 132.7 +39.095
15. 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 132.7 +40.686
16. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 132.6 +40.757
17. 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 132.6 +41.859
18. 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 132.3 +46.760
19. 20 Jesko RAFFIN SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 130.9 +1’10.712
20. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 130.5 +1’17.807
21. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 130.4 +1’19.320
22. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 130.0 +1’27.281
23. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 129.2 +1’41.865
22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 0 Lap
Not Classified
12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 134.9 1 Lap
63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Kiefer Racing Kalex 128.9 1 Lap
93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol Suter 134.5 3 Laps
18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 132.7 3 Laps
81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 132.2 3 Laps
57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 117.5 9 Laps
30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 119.5 13 Laps
5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 0 Lap
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 0 L

2012 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Marc MARQUEZ Suter SPA 283
2. Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 235
3. Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 188
4. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 177
5. Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 148
6. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 119
7. Bradley SMITH Tech 3 GBR 104
8. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 99
9. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 87
10. Alex DE ANGELIS FTR RSM 86
11. Johann ZARCO Motobi FRA 84
12. Simone CORSI FTR ITA 78
13. Claudio CORTI Kalex ITA 74
14. Julian SIMON Suter SPA 58
15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 50
16. Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 41
17. Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 37
18. Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex SWI 24
19. Xavier SIMEON Tech 3 BEL 19
20. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 19
21. Gino REA Suter GBR 17
22. Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 14
23. Hafizh SYAHRIN FTR MAL 13
24. Mike DI MEGLIO Kalex FRA 13
25. Axel PONS Kalex SPA 10
26. Max NEUKIRCHNER Kalex GER 8
27. Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter THA 8
28. Ricard CARDUS AJR SPA 7