Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
Alex de Angelis has been close to the top spot on the podium before, but today at Phillip Island the JIR rider took home his Moto2 maiden victory. De Angelis beat out Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone to claim his first-ever Moto2 win.Scott Redding was also chasing his first Moto2 win, but had to settle with second place, which his best finish of the 2010 season.
Iannone was also in the hunt for the victory, but tire issues forced him to slow at the end of the race. Iannone would end up taking third place, his seventh podium finish of the 2010 season. Iannone’s third place finish moves him within 2 points of Julian Simon, who finished fourth, and is currently in second place in the overall standings.
Behind Iannone, Stefan Bradl and Mike di Meglio completed an impressive weekend. Both riders had achieved their best qualifying positions, as well as their best finishing positions.
Toni Elias, who claimed the Moto2 championship last weekend, finished in seventh behind de Meglio.
Moto2 – Phillip Island – Race Results
|Alex DE ANGELIS||JIR Moto2||39’51.102|
|Scott REDDING||Marc VDS Racing Team||+2.172|
|Andrea IANNONE||Fimmco Speed Up||+2.974|
|Julian SIMON||Mapfre Aspar Team||+10.344|
|Stefan BRADL||Viessmann Kiefer Racing||+10.617|
|Mike DI MEGLIO||Mapfre Aspar Team||+17.847|
|Toni ELIAS||Gresini Racing Moto2||+27.145|
|Simone CORSI||JIR Moto2||+27.249|
|Alex DEBON||Aeroport de Castello – Ajo||+27.398|
|Karel ABRAHAM||Cardion AB Motoracing||+27.666|