Estoril MotoGP: Marquez takes second win of 2012

By MCN -

MotoGP

 06 May 2012 12:22

Moto2 title hopeful Marc Marquez has taken his second victory of the 2012 season at Estoril today after a last lap battle with fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro.

Thomas Luthi led for the majority of the race, eventually finishing third behind Marquez and Espargaro. Luthi is still searching for his first Moto2 victory in 2012.

After qualifying on the front row, Scott Redding was unable to stick with the front runners, dropping back in the latter stages of the race to finish 11th. Fellow Brit Bradley Smith finished 10th onboard the Tech 3 machine.

Gino Rea finished 28th.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 148.0 44'04.086
2 20 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 147.9 +1.987
3 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 147.9 +2.071
4 13 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 147.5 +9.227
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 147.5 +10.481
6 10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 146.9 +21.180
7 9 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 146.9 +21.394
8 8 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 146.8 +21.504
9 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 146.8 +21.581
10 6 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 146.7 +24.100
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 146.5 +27.248
12 4 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 146.4 +30.087
13 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 146.4 +30.132
14 2 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 146.4 +30.257
15 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 146.3 +30.879
16  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 146.3 +31.097
17  95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 145.7 +43.099
18  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 145.4 +47.282
19  4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 145.4 +47.399
20  76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 145.4 +48.143
21  44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 145.1 +53.563
22  47 Angel RODRIGUEZ SPA Desguaces La Torre SAG FTR 145.1 +54.530
23  14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 145.0 +55.666
24  80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 143.4 +1'24.889
25  7 Alexander LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 143.0 +1'32.467
26  82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 142.6 +1'40.748
27  10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 140.2 1 Lap
28  8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 139.4 1 Lap