Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Brno:
Andrea Iannone has taken his second victory of the season in a classic Moto2 barnburner at Brno. The Speed Master rider came out on top of a race-long scrap with Marc Marquez, Stefan Bradl, Alex de Angelis and Thomas Luthi, taking the lead on the last lap and holding off challenges to the line.
The game was afoot from the very start, with the top five quickly breaking away at the very start. The race was the kind of tense, hectic battle that Moto2 has built a reputation for, with hard, brutal passes being made on virtually every lap, and no one walking away without either rubber or paint on their leathers from at least one of the other riders.
Championship leader Stefan Bradl looked the candidate most likely to have the race in hand, the Viessmann Kiefer rider leading for much of the race. But Iannone was on a mission, a mission he shared with Marc Marquez. The second half of the race saw the gloves come off, with Iannone, Marquez and Bradl all sharing the lead, with Alex de Angelis desperately trying to interject himself in the proceedings. Once the dust cleared - in the very final corner of the very final lap - it was Iannone who walked away with victory, ahead of Marquez and Bradl.
The result still leaves Bradl with a comfortable lead in the championship, but Marquez has once again taken points of the German. With a 43-point margin and 7 races left to go, Bradl is getting closer to the title, but with the form of Marquez, he is a very long way from being sure.
|4||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||MOTOBI||41'14.125||0.870|
|6||40||Aleix ESPARGARO||PONS KALEX||41'26.891||13.636|
|15||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||TECH 3||41'43.714||30.459|
|23||19||Xavier SIMEON||TECH 3||41'55.540||42.285|
|24||80||Axel PONS||PONS KALEX||41'55.603||42.348|
|30||95||Mashel AL NAIMI||MORIWAKI||42'43.754||1'30.499|
|24||Tommaso LORENZETTI||FTR||40'37.888||1 lap|
|25||Alex BALDOLINI||SUTER||23'18.886||9 laps|
|16||Jules CLUZEL||SUTER||24'06.400||9 laps|
|76||Max NEUKIRCHNER||MZ-RE HONDA||15'30.569||13 laps|
|31||Carmelo MORALES||SUTER||6'26.237||17 laps|
|38||Bradley SMITH||TECH 3||2'10.962||19 laps|
|68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||FTR||2'14.342||19 laps|