Assen MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 win

Published: 30 June 2012

Suter rider Marc Marquez has extended his championship lead with victory in the Moto2 race at Assen after two of his championship rivals failed to score points.

Fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro - who was just six points behind Marquez going in to today's race - crashed out of the lead on only the second lap, leaving his bike in pieces.

On the opening lap Thomas Luthi got tangled up with Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot and was unable to finish the race. Wilairot was able to continue, but crashed out later on in the race.

With Espargaro out of the race Andrea Iannone was able to stretch out a lead ahead of Marquez and Scott Redding who were battling for second.

Iannone stretched out his lead to over two seconds, before Marquez was able to pass Redding and make it stick, after a tremendous battle.

With clear track Marquez was able to catch Iannone, making his decisive move on the final lap to take victory. Iannone moves up to second in the championship, with Espargaro in third, 31 points behind Marquez.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 164.7 39'43.170
2 20 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 164.6 +0.405
3 16 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.2 +7.331
4 13 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 164.1 +7.630
5 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 164.1 +7.852
6 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 164.1 +8.578
7 9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 164.0 +10.017
8 8 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 163.7 +14.481
9 7 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 163.7 +14.714
10 6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 163.7 +14.734
11 5 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 163.6 +14.944
12 4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 163.2 +22.106
13 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 163.1 +23.068
14 2 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 163.1 +23.532
15 1 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 163.0 +23.733
16  71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 162.9 +25.619
17  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 162.9 +25.913
18  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 162.9 +25.974
19  44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 162.3 +34.640
20  72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 161.7 +44.057
21  95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 161.6 +44.739
22  8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 160.6 +59.784
23  10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 160.0 +1'10.125
24  57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 159.8 +1'12.139
25  82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 158.5 +1'33.233

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