Jordi Torres was the unexpected winner of today's Moto2 race at the Saschenring, in a race that was unhelpful to the fortunes of the leading championship contenders.
Torres was part of an early four man break, spending most of the race in second behind Pol Espargaro and ahead of Simone Corsi and Julian Simon. Simon was the first to drop back, after a series of errors dropped him from contention.
Torres then made a move on Espargaro with a third distance to go, and was immediately able to pull away a lead and leaving Espargaro to battle with Corsi.
Corsi was able to set himself up into an excellent position, forcing Espargaro into running just wide enough to let him through on the last lap.
Corsi's teammate Alex de Angelis was fifth, having made a late move of his own on Thomas Luthi to take the spot. Scott Redding was seventh behind Luthi, having never managed to challenge in the race at all.
However, the demotion of Espargaro from first to third helps reduce the blow, meaning he has only conceded seven points of his championship lead to the Spaniard.
FTR wildcard Gino Rea was the only other Brit to see the chequered flag, crossing the line in 24th, with both Danny Kent and Kyle Smith fallers.
1 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 41'19.636
2 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up +2.164
3 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex +2.494
4 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex +5.409
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up +7.546
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter +7.827
7 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +11.241
8 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up +12.768
9 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex +12.810
10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter +13.119
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex +13.285
12 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter +13.533
13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +16.475
14 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex +25.551
15 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex +30.891
24 8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Race Team FTR +51.410