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.
|4||38||Bradley SMITH||TECH 3||50'11.778||15.355|
|7||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||MOTOBI||50'24.414||27.991|
|10||76||Max NEUKIRCHNER||MZ-RE HONDA||50'37.830||41.407|
|11||13||Anthony WEST||MZ-RE HONDA||50'38.134||41.711|
|19||19||Xavier SIMEON||TECH 3||50'54.381||57.958|
|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|
|33||95||Mashel AL NAIMI||MORIWAKI||50'30.878||3|
|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|