Le Mans Moto2: Kallio takes second successive win

Published: 18 May 2014

Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio made it two on the bounce with victory at Le Mans today to keep up the pressure on team-mate and championship leader Esteve Rabat.

Kallio rode a calculated race, allowing Simone Corsi to lead from the front before making his move with eight laps to go. Corsi finished second, holding off a late challenge from Rabat.

Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales finished fourth after a late charge which saw him get the better of team-mate Luis Salom, who spent most of the race in third place.

Jonas Folger was unable to take advantage of his pole position. The German got a poor start and finished sixth, 3.9 seconds behind Kallio.

Brit Sam Lowes finished ninth on the Speed Up bike, with Gino Rea crossing the line in 19th.

1 25 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 152.9 42'41.696
2 20 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 152.8 +1.015
3 16 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 152.8 +1.303
4 13 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 152.7 +2.187
5 11 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 152.6 +3.619
6 10 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 152.6 +3.918
7 9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 152.1 +12.324
8 8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 151.9 +15.552
9 7 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 151.8 +17.627
10 6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 151.2 +28.704
11 5 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 150.9 +33.593
12 4 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 150.7 +36.158
13 3 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 150.7 +36.227
14 2 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 150.7 +36.547
15 1 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 150.7 +36.672
16  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 150.7 +37.240
17  81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 150.7 +37.572
18  90 Lucas MAHIAS FRA Promoto Sport Transfiormers 150.2 +44.600
19  8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 150.0 +48.311
20  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 150.0 +48.654
21  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 150.0 +48.886
22  2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 149.7 +53.477
23  97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 148.8 +1'09.106
24  25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 148.8 +1'09.326
25  70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 148.8 +1'09.550
26  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 148.2 +1'21.355
Not Classified
  60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 150.7 6 Laps
  96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 150.6 6 Laps
  49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 149.5 13 Laps
  10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 147.7 17 Laps
  15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 149.1 20 Laps
  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 147.0 21 Laps
  5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 146.5 23 Laps
  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 144.6 24 Laps