2012 Valencia Moto2 | Results

2012-valencia-moto2-results (1)2012 Valencia Moto2 Season Finale

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Valencia Moto2 result from Valencia listed below

Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez rode a phenomenal race at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana as he charged his way to victory from last on the grid ahead of Julián Simón and Nico Terol.

In a race that started on a wet track, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Terol had a sensational start and took the lead in Turn 4, which was named after him earlier in the day.

He had Tuenti Movil HP 40’s Pol Espargaro, Came IodaRacing Projects’ Simone Corsi and Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi in tow. Márquez, who started last, was already up to 11th after just one lap. Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón had also charged up the field and was on the back of Espargaró’s rear wheel.

Whike Márquez was looking strong, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea made a pass on the Spaniard, as the pair was being held up by Terol’s teammate Jordi Torres. With 21 laps remaining Torres had been passed, as Rea had also made his way past Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter, with Márquez finding it tougher to pass the Swiss rider. The battling was fierce as the group caught up to Lüthi, who was soon involved in the fight for sixth.

There was however drama a few laps later as Espargaroi slid off after making contact with Corsi. He managed to re-mount and re-join in 18th.  In the meantime, Simón had passed Terol to take the lead, as Espargaro’s crash left Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon in third.

JiR Moto2’s Johann Zarco made himself known on lap nine, as the Frenchman found his stride and started to halt Márquez’s progress. Siméon’s race was however soon halted as he slid off, with Zarco soon following suit as conditions started to worsen.

Márquez and Rea continued their enthralling battle, once touching, which saw Márquez having to run wide. Yet Márquez did not hold back as he passed Rea and then Aegerter in a tough move town the straight, which prompted the Spaniard to hold up an apologetic hand. Rea suffered disappointment soon after as he crashed out chasing Márquez, who was then in third spot. In the meantime, QMMF Racing’s Rafid Topan Sucipto had crashed out, yet was able to re-join the race, while his teammate Elena Rosell was taken out by JiR Moto2’s Eric Granado.

With eight laps left Márquez was on a mission as he flew past Terol and started to hunt down Simon at the front. His pace was significantly higher than the front-runner, and with three laps left Marquez was on the back wheel of Simón. And heading into the penultimate lap the World Champion made his way past to take the lead.

He did not relinquish that lead and ended up taking victory in his final ever Moto2 race before moving up to MotoGP in stunning fashion. It is the first time in history that a rider has won a race from 33rd on the grid. Simón and Terol took the final spots on the podium, with this being Terol’s first ever podium in the intermediate-class.

They were followed by Lüthi, Aegerter, Torres, Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio, Espargaró, Italtrans Racing Team’s Toni Elías and Pons’ Esteve Rabat. Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone, despite only finishing in 11th, managed to hold onto third spot in the championship ahead of Lüthi.

2012 Valencia Moto2 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12593Marc MARQUEZSPATeam Catalunya Caixa RepsolSuter132.848’50.706
22060Julian SIMONSPABlusens AvintiaSuter132.8+1.256
31618Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter132.3+11.372
41312Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten-PaddockSuter132.2+13.006
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter132.2+13.825
61081Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter131.6+27.911
7936Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex131.2+36.338
8840Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex131.1+38.335
9724Toni ELIASSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex131.1+39.419
10680Esteve RABATSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex131.1+39.476
11529Andrea IANNONEITASpeed MasterSpeed Up131.0+40.207
1248Gino REAGBRFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter131.0+41.197
13317Dani RIVASSPATSR Galicia SchoolKalex131.0+41.768
14272Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR131.0+41.943
15188Ricard CARDUSSPAArguiñano Racing TeamAJR130.9+42.303
1638Bradley SMITHGBRTech 3 RacingTech 3130.9+43.064
173Simone CORSIITACame IodaRacing ProjectFTR130.6+49.970
1875Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNTechnomag-CIPSuter130.5+51.639
194Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIGP Team SwitzerlandKalex130.5+53.198
2049Axel PONSSPATuenti Movil HP 40Kalex130.4+54.632
2123Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGBimota130.3+56.401
2245Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex130.3+56.974
2322Alessandro ANDREOZZIITAS/Master Speed UpSpeed Up130.2+59.679
2414Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter129.5+1’16.201
2554Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR129.5+1’16.352
2628Roman RAMOSSPASAG TeamFTR129.4+1’18.354
2719Xavier SIMEONBELTech 3 RacingTech 3129.0+1’26.234
2863Mike DI MEGLIOFRAKiefer RacingKalex128.9+1’29.530
2957Eric GRANADOBRAJIR Moto2Motobi125.61 Lap
3097Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up120.22 Laps
Not Classified
82Elena ROSELLSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up127.310 Laps
30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex125.313 Laps
5Johann ZARCOFRAJIR Moto2Motobi130.517 Laps

2012 Moto2 Final Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1.Marc MARQUEZSuterSPA324
2.Pol ESPARGAROKalexSPA268
3.Andrea IANNONESpeed UpITA193
4.Thomas LUTHISuterSWI190
5.Scott REDDINGKalexGBR161
6.Mika KALLIOKalexFIN128
7.Esteve RABATKalexSPA114
8.Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI110
9.Bradley SMITHTech 3GBR109
10.Johann ZARCOMotobiFRA94
11.Simone CORSIFTRITA87
12.Alex DE ANGELISFTRRSM86
13.Julian SIMONSuterSPA79
14.Claudio CORTIKalexITA74
15.Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN56
16.Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS52
17.Toni ELIASKalexSPA48
18.Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA36
19.Randy KRUMMENACHERKalexSWI31
20.Jordi TORRESSuterSPA29
21.Gino REASuterGBR21
22.Xavier SIMEONTech 3BEL21
23.Mike DI MEGLIOKalexFRA14
24.Hafizh SYAHRINFTRMAL13
25.Axel PONSKalexSPA10
26.Max NEUKIRCHNERKalexGER9
27.Ratthapark WILAIROTSuterTHA9
28.Ricard CARDUSAJRSPA8
29.Dani RIVASKalexSPA3
30.Yuki TAKAHASHIFTRJPN2
31.Roberto ROLFOSuterITA1

 

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