2011 Jerez Moto2 Race Result: Spectacular Come From Behind Victory

Results and Summary of the Moto2 race at Jerez:

Andrea Iannone has taken a spectacular victory in the Moto2 race at Jerez after battling his way forward through the field. The Italian, starting from 11th on the grid, pushed hard right from the start, but had a lot of traffic to get through before he could take control of the race and cruise to victory.

It was polesitter Stefan Bradl who got the holeshot, but from that point on, the Viessmann Kiefer rider started to go backwards. He first fell prey to Bel Ray-backed Bradley Smith on the Tech 3 machine, then Thomas Luthi muscled past on the Interwetten Suter directly afterwards. That trio was sooned joined - and barged roughly aside by - Ioda Racing's Simone Corsi, the Italian flinging his FTR roughly ahead of both Luthi and Smith. Corsi and Luthi started to gap Smith, and then Luthi upped the pace on Corsi and started to drop the Italian.

Another Italian was on his way, though. Iannone was soon muscling his way through the chasing group, before hunting down and disposing clinically of both Corsi and then Luthi. Once past, Luthi hung with Iannone for a while, but eventually he had to admit defeat, the Speed Master rider going on to take a masterful victory.  Luthi's advantage over Corsi was similarly comfortable, and though Corsi faded in the final laps, the chasing group never could quite catch him.

It was Tech 3's Bradley Smith who led that chase, though he had handed over 4th position for much of the final part of the race. As the final laps approached, the British youngster made one last push, getting past Bradl to take 4th ahead of the German.

There were plenty more come-from-behind stories further down the field. Alex de Angelis took an outstanding 7th position after being penalized for a jump start and taking a ride-through penalty. Behind him, Aeroport de Castello's Kev Coghlan rode an incredible race, the young Scot finishing 8th after starting from 24th on the grid. Ant West likewise had a fantastic race, fighting his way forward from 30th to contest for 9th, losing out in the final laps and finishing 11th, just behind his teammate Max Neukirchner who had started the race even further back in 36th, though Neukirchner had the benefit of the FTR chassis rather than the MZ.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 49'56.423  
2 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 50'04.273 7.850
3 3 Simone CORSI FTR 50'09.048 12.625
4 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 50'11.778 15.355
5 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 50'14.273 17.850
6 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 50'20.670 24.247
7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 50'24.414 27.991
8 49 Kev COGHLAN FTR 50'32.604 36.181
9 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 50'33.198 36.775
10 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER MZ-RE HONDA 50'37.830 41.407
11 13 Anthony WEST MZ-RE HONDA 50'38.134 41.711
12 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT FTR 50'38.293 41.870
13 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 50'38.736 42.313
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ FTR 50'41.807 45.384
15 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 50'43.616 47.193
16 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU SUTER 50'43.627 47.204
17 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 50'43.739 47.316
18 21 Javier FORES SUTER 50'47.100 50.677
19 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 50'54.381 57.958
20 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 50'54.977 58.554
21 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 51'03.890 1'07.467
22 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 51'07.348 1'10.925
23 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 51'12.572 1'16.149
24 40 Aleix ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 51'15.935 1'19.512
25 35 Raffaele DE ROSA MORIWAKI 51'18.882 1'22.459
26 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 51'23.176 1'26.753
27 4 Randy KRUMMENACHE KALEX 51'33.649 1'37.226
28 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 51'39.261 1'42.838
29 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 51'50.955 1'54.532
30 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 51'53.543 1'57.120
31 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 50'32.370 1
32 97 Steven ODENDAAL SUTER 50'32.815 1
33 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 50'30.878 3
Not Classified
  25 Alex BALDOLINI SUTER 25'35.947 14 laps
  93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 19'22.339 16 laps
  16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 19'22.604 16 laps
  72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 17'23.564 17 laps
  39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 8'24.637 22 laps
  99 Lukasz WARGALA MORIWAKI 2'13.932 25 laps
Not finished first lap
  80 Axel PONS PONS KALEX    

 

2011
Tweet Button: 

Back to top