De Angelis Takes First Moto2 Win

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

Alex 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

Rider Team Time/Gap
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

De Angelis Takes First Moto2 Pole

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

moto2_angelis Alex de Angelis secured his first pole position of the 2010 Moto2 season today at Phillip Island, beating out Scott Redding, Stefan Bradl, and Mike di Meglio.Scott Redding led for almost the entirety of the Moto2 qualifying session, but lost the top spot when de Angelis put in a late last lap, and pulled ahead of Redding by .23 seconds.

Redding may have missed out on his first ever pole position, but he did secure his fifth front row start in the last 6 races.

Bradl and Di Meglio also set impressive times on Phillip Island. Bradl equaled his best time by securing the third spot on the grid, and Di Meglio earned his best finish yet, be claiming his first front row start of the season.

Andrea Iannone, Julian Simon, Michael Ranseder, and Raffaele de Rosa will ride from the second row.

De Angelis Sets the Pace at Phillip Island

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

Alex de Angelis set the pace on the Phillip Island track today during the first free practice session for the Moto2 series. De Angelis beat out Scott Redding and Fonsi Nieto for the top spot on the time sheet.

The Moto2 riders were able to take advantage of the dry track as weather conditions continued to improve throughout the day in Australia. De Angelis set a 1’36.295 time around the Phillip Island track, beating out Redding by .017 seconds. De Angelis is coming off of his first podium finish, and looks more than capable of climbing onto the winner’s stage again.

Redding was able to take the lead in the closing laps, but a determined De Angelis was able to steal back the top spot by the end of the first free practice session.

Behind Redding came Fonsi Nieto, Julian Simon, and Andrea Iannone. Simon and Iannone are both fighting for the second place spot in the Moto2 Championship. Simon currently leads Iannone by 5 points.

Moto2 – Phillip Island – Free Practice

Rider Team Bike Time
Alex DE ANGELIS JIR Moto2 Motobi 1’36.295
Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 1’36.313
Fonsi NIETO Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 1’36.697
Julian SIMON Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 1’36.769
Andrea IANNONE Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 1’37.021
Jules CLUZEL Forward Racing Suter 1’37.223
Mike DI MEGLIO Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 1’37.229
Roberto ROLFO Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 1’37.296
Claudio CORTI Forward Racing Suter 1’37.356
Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 1’37.427