Summary and Results of Moto2 race from Brno:
Toni Elias has consolidated his lead in the Moto2 championship, by taking victory in the second race of the day at Brno. The Gresini Moriwaki rider got off the line and into Turn 1 in 1st position, but this was no easy victory. The first part of the race turned into a classic Moto2 dust up, with ten riders chasing in a tight group, including Elias, Simone Corsi, Jules Cluzel, Alex Debon, Roberto Rolfo, Gabor Talmacsi, Julian Simon and Fonsi Nieto.
The group gradually thinned out. Iannone had taken over the lead and was trying to make his customary escape, but the FIMMCo Speed Up rider was not having much success. Forward Racing's Jules Cluzel was the first man to follow, but he eventually let go, and Elias made his way forward. Once past Cluzel at the halfway mark, the Spaniard starting to chase Iannone down, catching him on lap 13, swapping places for a couple of laps, then putting the hammer down and dropping both the Italian and the Frenchman. From then on, it was all plain sailing for Elias, who went on to win with a comfortable margin.
Iannone was having a difficult race. Cluzel had been dropped off the back of the Italian, but Tech 3's Yuki Takahashi had fought his way forward throughout the race and was rapidly gaining ground on both men. Takahashi passed Cluzel on lap 15, then hunted Iannone down for the remaining laps. He caught the Italian on the penultimate lap, and took advantage of Iannone running wide in the final chicane, taking over 2nd spot, and leaving Iannone with the final spot on the podium.
Elias' result puts him 55 points clear of 2nd place man Iannone, who had taken over from Interwetten's Thomas Luthi, now demoted to 3rd after only managing an 11th place finish at Brno.
|2||72||Yuki TAKAHASHI||TECH 3||41'54.027||2.312|
|3||29||Andrea IANNONE||SPEED UP||41'54.674||2.959|
|6||2||Gabor TALMACSI||SPEED UP||41'58.739||7.024|
|14||40||Sergio GADEA||PONS KALEX||42'11.845||20.130|
|15||35||Raffaele DE ROSA||TECH 3||42'11.942||20.227|
|18||8||Anthony WEST||MZ-RE HONDA||42'19.241||27.526|
|20||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||SUTER||42'20.610||28.895|
|25||80||Axel PONS||PONS KALEX||42'39.513||47.798|
|30||95||Mashel AL NAIMI||BQR-MOTO2||42'44.866||53.151|
|44||Roberto ROLFO||SUTER||29'22.105||6 laps|
|11||Yusuke TESHIMA||MOTOBI||25'41.433||8 laps|
|52||Lukas PESEK||MORIWAKI||19'18.706||11 laps|
|81||Patrik VOSTAREK||SUTER||4'25.583||18 laps|
|9||Kenny NOYES||PROMOHARRIS||2'16.906||19 laps|
|Not finished first lap|