2012 Phillip Island Moto2 | Results

2012-phillip-island-moto2-results (1)2012 AirAsia Australian Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Phillip Island Moto2 results listed below

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez was crowned Moto2 World Champion at Sunday’s AirAsia Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island after coming third in an enthralling race won by Tuenti Movil HP 40’s Pol Espargaró with Anthony West second.

Pole-man Espargaró had a bad start as he was taken by Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami, Márquez and Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi in the first few bends. Yet within one lap Espargaró was leading Márquez as the Spanish duo started to spar, in front of Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding, Nakagami and JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco.

A lap later and Espargaró already looked in a league of his own as he had pulled out a significant gap over Márquez in second. With 20 laps to go Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone retired with an engine problem, as Redding made his was past Márquez into second.

At the same time, QMMF Racing’s Anthony West led a big group for fourth, with Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter and Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi in tow.

With 12 laps remaining Lüthi looked to be struggling as he had dropped into 12th, while Espargaró’s teammate Esteve Rabat had fought his way up to sixth. And couple of laps later Lüthi’s race got even worse as he crashed out, citing a rear tire issue.

Eight laps before the end West had dropped off his group and was edging ever closer to Márquez to challenge for third. The pursuing group fighting for fifth saw Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio and GP Team Switzerland’s Randy Krummenacher join the fight as the six of them were bunched tightly.

With three laps left West made his move on Márquez much to the delight of the local crowd. The Australian then tried a move on Redding, but couldn’t make it stick, as Kallio was forced to drop his bike into the gravel after being bumped by Corsi. The action was then back at the front again as West made a brave move into second, only to then be dramatically followed by Márquez in the final corner, relegating Redding to fourth.

Espargaró took the chequered flag with an enormous margin of over 16 seconds, with West taking his second ever Moto2™ podium in front of an ecstatic home crowd.  The final spot on the rostrum went to Márquez, who is now the fifth Spanish rider to have won the intermediate-class, and the first to do so on a Suter bike. The first non-podium finisher in fourth was Redding ahead of Aegerter, Zarco, Corsi, Rabat, Krummenacher and Nakagami.

It was also confirmed after the race that NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis had undergone successful surgery at the Epworth Richmond Hospital on his finger injuries from yesterday, and was on his path to recovery. His return date has however not been confirmed.

2012 Phillip Island Moto2 Results:

12540Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex169.239’26.486
22095Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up168.0+16.811
31693Marc MARQUEZSPATeam Catalunya Caixa RepsolSuter168.0+16.837
41345Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex168.0+16.957
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter167.3+26.018
6105Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi167.3+26.028
793Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR167.3+26.091
8880Esteve RABATSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex167.3+26.372
974Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team SwitzerlandKalex167.3+26.474
10630Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex167.3+26.580
11581Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter166.6+36.520
12438Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3166.6+36.565
13324Toni ELIASSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex166.6+36.870
14219Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3166.5+38.220
15163Mike DI MEGLIOFRAKiefer RacingKalex166.1+44.350
1672Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR165.8+48.586
1788Ricard CARDUSSPAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR165.7+48.763
1818Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter165.7+48.768
1914Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter165.5+52.487
2023Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGBimota165.5+52.569
218Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter165.5+52.707
2275Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter164.2+1’12.087
2322Alessandro ANDREOZZIITAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up163.5+1’21.455
2482Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up161.91 Lap
2510Marco COLANDREASWISAG TeamFTR161.91 Lap
Not Classified
36Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex167.42 Laps
49Axel PONSSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex166.52 Laps
60Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter166.52 Laps
57Eric GRANADOBRAJIR Moto2Motobi156.02 Laps
12Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter163.78 Laps
29Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up165.121 Lap


2012 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Marc MARQUEZSuterSPA299
3Andrea IANNONESpeed UpITA188
4Thomas LUTHISuterSWI177
5Scott REDDINGKalexGBR161
6Mika KALLIOKalexFIN119
7Bradley SMITHTech 3GBR108
8Esteve RABATKalexSPA107
9Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI98
10Johann ZARCOMotobiFRA94
13Claudio CORTIKalexITA74
14Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS61
15Julian SIMONSuterSPA58
16Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN56
17Toni ELIASKalexSPA40
19Xavier SIMEONTech 3BEL21
20Jordi TORRESSuterSPA19
21Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA19
22Gino REASuterGBR17
23Mike DI MEGLIOKalexFRA14
25Axel PONSKalexSPA10
27Ratthapark WILAIROTSuterTHA8