Motegi Moto2: Iannone secures victory in Japan

By MCN -

MotoGP

 02 October 2011 09:56

Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) made a strong start to take the lead from Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) who started on pole, which then instigated a battle throughout the race for first.

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) challenged for the lead but fell back and eventually finished in fourth behind Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2.

Corsi finished the race in fifth, whilst Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) and Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) took sixth and seventh respectively.

Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) took eighth and Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) completed the top ten, whilst Kallio's team mate Scott Redding finished the race in twentieth place.

1. Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 152.6 43'25.007
2. Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 152.5 +1.999
3. Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 152.4 +3.686
4. Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 152.3 +4.313
5. Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 152.3 +4.647
6. Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 152.3 +4.813
7. Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 152.0 +10.520
8. Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 152.0 +10.725
9. Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 151.9 +11.387
10. Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 151.9 +12.803
11. Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 151.5 +18.259
12. Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 151.4 +20.815
13. Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 151.2 +23.795
14. Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 151.2 +24.388
15. Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 150.6 +34.071
16. Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 150.4 +38.236
17. Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 150.3 +39.505
18. Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 150.3 +39.609
19. Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 150.2 +42.296
20. Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 150.1 +44.162
21. Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 149.9 +46.662
22. Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 149.9 +46.950
23. Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 149.7 +49.625
24. Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 149.7 +50.590
25. Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 149.6 +52.044
26. Joan OLIVE SPA Aeroport de Castello FTR 149.6 +52.365
27. Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 149.0 +1'02.873
28. Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN CIP with TSR TSR 6 147.2 +1'35.559
29. Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 147.2 +1'35.771
30. Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 145.6 1 Lap
31  40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 131.2 3 Laps

Not Classified
80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 150.1 6 Laps
64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 148.7 6 Laps
18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter  0 Lap
35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter  0 Lap
88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki  0 Lap