Jun 3, 2012
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by David Swarts
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FIM Moto2 World Championship
June 3, 2012
Race Results (all using Honda engines and Dunlop tires):
1. Andrea IANNONE, Italy (SPEED UP), 23 laps, 41:16.852
2. Thomas LUTHI, Switzerland (SUTER), -0.083 second
3. Marc MARQUEZ, Spain (SUTER), -1.137
4. Esteve RABAT, Spain (KALEX), -12.516
5. Simone CORSI, Italy (FTR), -14.226
6. Takaaki NAKAGAMI, Japan (KALEX), -15.072
7. Dominique AEGERTER, Switzerland (SUTER), -16.255
8. Randy KRUMMENACHER, Switzerland (KALEX), -16.354
9. Mika KALLIO, Finland (KALEX), -16.606
10. Scott REDDING, UK (KALEX), -16.793
11. Johann ZARCO, France (MOTOBI), -17.298
12. Bradley SMITH, UK (TECH 3), -22.242
13. Claudio CORTI, Italy (KALEX), -23.763
14. Alex DE ANGELIS, San Marino (SUTER), -24.069
15. Nicolas TEROL, Spain (SUTER), -27.039
16. Jordi TORRES, Spain (TECH 3), -32.158
17. Max NEUKIRCHNER, Germany (KALEX), -34.389
18. Ratthapark WILAIROT, Thailand (SUTER), -35.387
19. Ricard CARDUS, Spain (AJR), -35.501
20. Angel RODRIGUEZ, Spain (BIMOTA), -35.623
21. Yuki TAKAHASHI, Japan (SUTER), -35.803
22. Axel PONS, Spain (KALEX), -36.903
23. Anthony WEST, Australia (MORIWAKI), -52.636
24. Alexander LUNDH, Sweden (MZ-RE HONDA), -76.309
25. Marco COLANDREA, Switzerland (FTR), -78.573
26. Elena ROSELL, Spain (MORIWAKI), -95.551
27. Pol ESPARGARO, Spain (KALEX), -3 laps, DNF, crash
28. Roberto ROLFO, Italy (SUTER), -3 laps, DNF, jump start/ride-through penalty, retired
29. Toni ELIAS, Spain (SUTER), -4 laps, DNF, crash
30. Julian SIMON, Spain (SUTER), -23 laps, DNF, crash
31. Gino REA, UK (SUTER), -23 laps, DNF, crash
32. Mike DI MEGLIO, France (SPEED UP), -23 laps, DNF, crash
World Championship Point Standings (after 5 of 17 races):
1. Luthi, 88 points
2. Marquez, 86
3. TIE, Espargaro/Iannone, 71
5. Redding, 50
6. Kallio, 40
7. Corti, 35
8. Rabat, 31
9. TIE, Zarco/Smith, 28
More, from a press release issued by FIM:
2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya: decision of the Race Direction and FIM Stewards
On Sunday 03 June during the Moto2 Race, rider Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) rode in an irresponsible manner causing danger to rider Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) which is an infringement of the article 1.21.2 of the 2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.
The Race Direction decided to impose on the rider a time penalty of 1 minute to be added on his race time.
An appeal has been lodged with the FIM Stewards.
The FIM Stewards did not confirm the decision of the Race Direction and cancelled the penalty.
An appeal may now be lodged with the FIM International Disciplinary Court.
More, from a press release issued by Honda:
Marquez reinstated after Catalan GP appeal
Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol-Suter) has been returned to
third place in today's Catalan Grand Prix Moto2 race following an
appeal by his team. The Spaniard had been given a one-minute penalty
by Race Direction for his part in a collision with Pol Espargaro
(Pons 40 HP Tuenti-Kalex) in the final stages of the 23 lap event.
But the FIM stewards did not confirm the decision of the Race
Direction and cancelled the penalty. This latest decision demotes
Esteve Rabat (Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex) to fourth pllace.
Marc Marquez, Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol-Suter: 3rd
"The race was so hard and difficult, especially because Andrea was so
strong. I followed him I thought maybe I could pass in the last laps.
But he was too strong. During the final laps I felt comfortable
behind Andrea, but then I made a small mistake and nearly crashed.
Then I had a collision with Pol. I want to say sorry to him but I
didn't know he was right behind me. These 16 points are important for
the championship because you cannot win every race and especially
because this was a hard weekend after we had a little confusion with
bike settings on Friday."