2012 Indianapolis Moto2 Race Result: One Man Dominates Race To Take Comfortable Win

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Indianapolis:

Marc Marquez has taken a dominant victory at Indianapolis, winning with ease after controlling the race from very early on. With Pol Espargaro taking 2nd, Marquez has extended his lead in the championship to 39 points.

Marquez' race did not start quite so promisingly. Andrea Iannone took the holeshot, Pol Espargaro following in his wake, while Technomag's Dominique Aegerter charged the leaders down. Aegerter was on a roll, quickly barging his way to the front past Espargaro and Iannone. While Aegerter led from the front, Marquez was making his way forward, working past Iannone and Espargaro, before getting onto the back of Aegerter.

The decisive moment came on lap 4, when Marquez took Aegerter into Turn 1. The move was perfectly timed, as Espargaro was struggling behind fending off Julian Simon. Once past Aegerter, Marquez put the hammer down, quickly opening a gap to the following group. The Spaniard set a pace that no one could follow, going on to win the race by a very comfortable margin.

Marquez' pace was strong, but his timing was impeccable. Marquez took the lead right at the point that Pol Espargaro was caught up battling with other riders, and though the HP Tuenti rider eventually shook off Aegerter, Julian Simon and Andrea Iannone, by the time he opened the chase for Marquez, he already had a gap of several seconds. With Marquez running the pace he was, Espargaro stood no chance of ever catching him, Espargaro never finding the speed he had during practice and qualifying. The Spaniard came home in 2nd, easily holding off Julian Simon.

With this win, Marquez consolidates his lead in the championship to a very comfortable 39 points. With 7 races to go, Espargaro will need some help if he is to prevent Marquez from taking the 2012 crown.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 45'13.763  
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO KALEX 45'19.618 5.855
3 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 45'23.157 9.394
4 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 45'29.312 15.549
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 45'29.901 16.138
6 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 45'30.568 16.805
7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 45'35.122 21.359
8 3 Simone CORSI FTR 45'35.131 21.368
9 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 45'39.636 25.873
10 71 Claudio CORTI KALEX 45'40.234 26.471
11 80 Esteve RABAT KALEX 45'40.679 26.916
12 5 Johann ZARCO MOTOBI 45'41.037 27.274
13 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 45'44.885 31.122
14 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 45'49.464 35.701
15 88 Ricard CARDUS AJR 45'49.691 35.928
16 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 45'53.003 39.240
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 45'56.270 42.507
18 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 45'59.392 45.629
19 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 45'59.516 45.753
20 8 Gino SUTER 46'05.330 51.567
21 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER KALEX 46'05.869 52.106
22 49 Axel PONS KALEX 46'09.913 56.150
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER BIMOTA 46'24.832 1'11.069
24 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 46'25.528 1'11.765
25 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MZ-RE HONDA 46'33.805 1'20.042
26 57 Eric GRANADO MOTOBI 46'56.687 1'42.924
27 10 Marco COLANDREA FTR 46'56.947 1'43.184
28 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI FTR 46'16.045 3 laps
Not Classified
  44 Roberto ROLFO SUTER 36'01.577 6 laps
  19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 30'00.579 9 laps
  15 Alex DE ANGELIS FTR 30'00.597 9 laps
  22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI SPEED UP 17'57.663 16 laps
  82 Elena ROSELL MORIWAKI 12'51.420 19 laps

 

Round Number: 
11
2012
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