Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Phillip Island:
Alex de Angelis has won the second race of the day at Phillip Island, and his own second ever victory in the middle class, his first coming at Valencia aboard a 250 in 2006. Four years later, the man from San Marino secured a mature and comfortable win with room to spare.
De Angelis had got away with a group early, consisting of Mapfre Aspar's Mike di Meglio, who had taken the holeshot off the line, Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding and Fimmco Speed Up's Andrea Iannone. Redding took over the lead at the Honda Hairpin, and held on for just over a lap, before Andrea Iannone used the fantastic drive the Italian was getting out of the final corner to fire past over the front straight and into the lead. Redding would not let Iannone disappear, though, and round the fast back section through Siberia and up towards Lukey Heights, Redding was back again and into the lead, only to see Iannone pull exactly the same move again over the front straight.
This would become the pattern of the first part of the race: Redding fighting his way to the lead around the back section, only to see Iannone snatch it back over the front straight and into Turn 1. The pair kept this up for the first 7 laps, while Alex de Angelis worked his way past Di Meglio and bided his time in 3rd.
On lap 7, Iannone's resistance finally crumbled, and De Angelis got past to try his luck with Redding. De Angelis took his time to work towards Redding, but by halfway, the JIR rider was upon Redding, bringing Iannone back with him. The pair came past on lap 14, and Iannone renewed his bid for the lead. He took it, but it would not last long, with both De Angelis and Redding soon back again.
De Angelis led, and as the laps clicked off, it became ever more clear that the man from San Marino was in control of the situation. Redding followed De Angelis for a long time, but in the end, had to let the JIR rider go, De Angelis going on to win by over two seconds. Iannone closed on Redding in the final laps, but could not get near enough.
Iannone's 3rd place finish closed his deficit to Julian Simon for 2nd in the championship, with Simon working his way forward to finish 4th, passing Stefan Bradl and Mike di Meglio in the process. Toni Elias came out on top of a typical Moto2 battle for 7th, eight men scrapping over the position all the way down to the line.
|1||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||MOTOBI||39'51.102|
|3||29||Andrea IANNONE||SPEED UP||39'54.076||2.974|
|6||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||SUTER||40'08.949||17.847|
|14||80||Axel PONS||PONS KALEX||40'19.540||28.438|
|16||35||Raffaele DE ROSA||TECH 3||40'23.746||32.644|
|17||72||Yuki TAKAHASHI||TECH 3||40'28.773||32.644|
|18||2||Gabor TALMACSI||SPEED UP||40'34.035||42.933|
|21||8||Anthony WEST||MZ-RE HONDA||40'37.472||46.370|
|24||40||Sergio GADEA||PONS KALEX||40'51.831||1'00.729|
|32||28||Kazuki WATANABE||SUTER||40'01.861||1 lap|
|33||88||Yannick GUERRA||MORIWAKI||40'11.052||1 lap|
|34||5||Joan OLIVE||PROMOHARRIS||40'11.915||1 lap|
|95||Mashel AL NAIMI||BQR-MOTO2||34'05.664||5 laps|
|56||Michael RANSEDER||SUTER||29'11.229||7 laps|
|66||Hiromichi KUNIKAWA||BIMOTA||21'46.809||15 laps|
|Not finished first lap|