2010 Assen Moto2 Race Result - Dominant Victory In Flag-To-Flag Win

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Assen:

Andrea Iannone has taken his second flag-to-flag victory in the Moto2 class, snatching the lead into the first corner at Assen and never looking back. The FIMMCO Speed Up rider headed the field into the first corner, and built up a gap that would go unchallenged all race.

The action - of which there was a good deal less than usual in the Moto2 class - was all much further back. Fonsi Nieto led the chasing group on the first couple of laps, but the Spaniard riding the Holiday Gym Moriwaki was soon bested by Toni Elias on the Gresini Moriwaki and Ratthapark Wilairot on the Thai Honda Bimota. Elias and Wilairot looked like settling the remaining podium places among themselves, but Thomas Luthi had other ideas. The Interwetten Moriwaki rider had fought his way forward in the early laps, and spent much of the race fending off Shoya Tomizawa and Julian Simon. But as the race approached two-thirds distance, Luthi began to drop the two Suter riders, and close down Elias and Wilairot ahead.

Wilairot had held the early advantage, but shortly after the halfway mark, Elias stuffed his Moriwaki up the inside of the Thai rider at the GT chicane, and took over 2nd. Four laps later, Wilairot struck back at the Ruskenhoek, but Elias was not to be denied. On the way into the GT chicane, Elias was past again, and this time, held onto his advantage.

Luthi latched onto the back of Wilairot on the next lap, and started to push for the final podium spot. The Interwetten Moriwaki rider slid inside Wilairot at De Haar on the penultimate lap, but the Thai rider had not yet given up on a podium. Wilairot attacked at exactly the same place at the start of the final lap, but ran wide on the exit, allowing Luthi back and losing too much ground to mount another attack. Luthi took the final spot on the podium, behind Iannone and Elias, leaving Wilairot to settle for 4th.

Results: 

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 40'00.383  
2 24 Toni ELIAS MORIWAKI 40'04.875 4.492
3 12 Thomas LUTHI MORIWAKI 40'05.773 5.390
4 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT BIMOTA 40'05.856 5.473
5 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA SUTER 40'07.788 7.405
6 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 40'08.049 7.666
7 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 40'16.406 16.023
8 63 Mike DI MEGLIO SUTER 40'16.505 16.122
9 17 Karel ABRAHAM FTR 40'17.342 16.959
10 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI TECH 3 40'19.984 19.601
11 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 40'20.570 20.187
12 3 Simone CORSI MOTOBI 40'20.806 20.423
13 2 Gabor TALMACSI SPEED UP 40'21.741 21.358
14 75 Mattia PASINI MOTOBI 40'27.037 26.654
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-MOTO2 40'34.407 34.024
16 25 Alex BALDOLINI I.C.P. 40'34.428 34.045
17 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 40'34.760 34.377
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 40'34.864 34.481
19 65 Stefan BRADL SUTER 40'37.666 37.283
20 15 Alex DE ANGELIS FORCE GP210 40'42.908 42.525
21 61 Vladimir IVANOV MORIWAKI 40'43.778 43.395
22 9 Kenny NOYES PROMOHARRIS 40'47.167 46.784
23 40 Sergio GADEA PONS KALEX 40'47.179 46.796
24 59 Niccolo CANEPA FORCE GP210 40'59.707 59.324
25 55 Hector FAUBEL SUTER 41'00.551 1'00.168
26 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 41'02.251 1'01.868
27 35 Raffaele DE ROSA TECH 3 41'02.834 1'02.451
28 76 Bernat MARTINEZ BIMOTA 41'07.700 1'07.317
29 21 Vladimir LEONOV SUTER 41'10.490 1'10.107
30 53 Valentin DEBISE ADV 41'38.002 1'37.619
31 95 Mashel AL NAIMI BQR-MOTO2 41'41.418 1'41.035
32 5 Joan OLIVE PROMOHARRIS 41'41.928 1'41.545
Not Classified
  19 Xavier SIMEON MORIWAKI 39'01.142 1 lap
  52 Lukas PESEK MORIWAKI 27'31.702 8 laps
  41 Arne TODE SUTER 26'39.720 9 laps
  44 Roberto ROLFO SUTER 24'01.161 10 laps
  8 Anthony WEST MZ-RE HONDA 19'27.954 14 laps
  10 Fonsi NIETO MORIWAKI 12'58.829 17 laps
Round Number: 
6
2010
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If Luthi ever gets a good qualifying position or a better start watch out!