2010 Brno Moto2 Race Result - Mid-Race Battle Resolves For Comfortable Victory

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.


Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 24 Toni ELIAS MORIWAKI 41'51.715  
2 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI TECH 3 41'54.027 2.312
3 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 41'54.674 2.959
4 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 41'58.620 6.905
5 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 41'58.689 6.974
6 2 Gabor TALMACSI SPEED UP 41'58.739 7.024
7 6 Alex DEBON FTR 41'59.523 7.808
8 3 Simone CORSI MOTOBI 42'03.406 11.691
9 65 Stefan BRADL SUTER 42'07.673 15.958
10 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA SUTER 42'07.689 15.974
11 12 Thomas LUTHI MORIWAKI 42'08.201 16.486
12 55 Hector FAUBEL SUTER 42'08.205 16.490
13 10 Fonsi NIETO MORIWAKI 42'11.141 19.426
14 40 Sergio GADEA PONS KALEX 42'11.845 20.130
15 35 Raffaele DE ROSA TECH 3 42'11.942 20.227
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 42'11.948 20.233
17 25 Alex BALDOLINI I.C.P. 42'17.453 25.738
18 8 Anthony WEST MZ-RE HONDA 42'19.241 27.526
19 19 Xavier SIMEON MORIWAKI 42'19.426 27.711
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO SUTER 42'20.610 28.895
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT BIMOTA 42'27.978 36.263
22 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 42'35.996 44.281
23 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-MOTO2 42'38.161 46.446
24 4 Ricard CARDUS BIMOTA 42'39.335 47.620
25 80 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 42'39.513 47.798
26 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 42'39.681 47.966
27 61 Vladimir IVANOV MORIWAKI 42'40.214 48.499
28 59 Niccolo CANEPA SUTER 42'43.708 51.993
29 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 42'43.958 52.243
30 95 Mashel AL NAIMI BQR-MOTO2 42'44.866 53.151
31 5 Joan OLIVE PROMOHARRIS 42'45.193 53.478
32 53 Valentin DEBISE ADV 42'51.795 1'00.080
33 88 Yannick GUERRA MORIWAKI 42'59.957 1'08.242
Not Classified
  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
  41 Arne TODE SUTER    
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Moto2 delivered again today, imo. It wasn't as compelling as some of the other races, but Moto2 always has movement, lead changes, and battles. Dunlop have done a fantastic job with the tires.

Hi Dave, excellent stuff as always. I know you're bloody busy and I'm being greedy asking this, but would it be possible to get interviews with the top three or four riders in Moto2? Not just post race but maybe just their thoughts on the series etc. It's an exciting class and has been a lttle over looked this year. The newness of it all and and development going on must be quite exciting for the teams. We don't get much feedback in general from this class.... just snippets.

Thanks mate,

all I've read is engine went boom. i guess the team hands the engine back to Honda with their data and it is up to Honda to decide how much to disclose. it is weird that the critical component of the bike becomes a black box...