Full report and results below:
Pol Espargaro has taken a resounding victory and the championship lead following the shortened Moto2 race at Phillip Island which was predictably something of an anticlimax. The Spaniard never really looked troubled apart from a brief spell of pressure from Thomas Luthi mid way through the race, in the end he couldn't match Espargaro's pace and did well to hold off a rampaging Jordi Torres in third, who took a deserved podium. NGM Speed Up rider Simone Corsi finished in a fine fourth place ahead of his team mate Alex DeAngelis who set the fastest lap of the race and new circuit record on his final lap, suggesting that there was plenty of life left in his Dunlop tyres.
Dominique Aegerter overhauled Mika Kallio on the last lap to take sixth place while Tito Rabat had to settle for a disappointing eighth, Rabat ran wide at turn one on lap five whilst chasing Espargaro and DeAngelis ahead of him, he dropped back as far as ninth and destroyed any chance he had to challenge for victory. Nico Terol finished in ninth place some ten seconds behind the leaders and ahead of Ant West in tenth. It was a pride restoring ride from the Aussie in front of his home crowd after starting from nineteenth place on the grid.
Axel Pons crashed yet again on the opening lap, the Pons Kalex rider out braked himself at the MG hairpin and thankfully narrowly missed cannon balling any riders ahead of him. To compound matters he was also given a ride through penalty after jumping the start along with Marcel Schrotter and Takaaki Nakagami.
|4||3||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||0.893|
|5||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Speed Up||1.111|
|10||95||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||18.083|
|12||88||Ricard CARDUS||Speed Up||19.415|
|13||52||Danny KENT||Tech 3||32.194|
|14||8||Gino REA||Speed Up||32.835|
|15||7||Doni Tata PRADITA||Suter||35.588|
|16||54||Mattia PASINI||Speed Up||36.183|
|18||44||Steven ODENDAAL||Speed Up||36.913|
|20||97||Rafid Topan SUCIPTO||Speed Up||37.426|
|92||Alex MARIÑELARENA||Kalex||6 Laps|
|96||Louis ROSSI||Tech 3||8 Laps|
|19||Xavier SIMEON||Kalex||9 Laps|
|5||Johann ZARCO||Suter||10 Laps|
|60||Julian SIMON||Kalex||11 Laps|