MotoGP » Moto2: de Angelis takes first win at Phillip Island


Alex de Angelis wins the Australian Moto2 Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

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UPS - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 5:46 AM

Got to agree about Maxwell. After what he himself described as a racing incident, he was a fool to react like that, no matter how frustrated he felt. Another great ride from Scott Redding, whose race pace is improving - this time he managed to equal his qualifying position. I'd love to see him end this season by being the youngest ever intermediate class race winner, just as he was the youngest ever 125 winner. I was pleased to see De Angelis win one too though.

fanfan - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 6:16 AM

Well done Scott,mixing it like that was good to see,thought he had it with a few laps to go.I would like to see him get a proper factory ride in the MotoGP class in 2 years time,i reckon he could cause an upset or 2.

What was Maxwell doing?A stand in rider and he goes round clobbering other riders,don't think he did himself any favors with the team doing that.

decko - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 6:58 AM

It was pleasing to hear Alex give this win to the memory of Shoya Tomizawa, he and Scott Redding, who was also involved in that fateful incident, along with Iannone served a great race.

T92

October 17, 2010 8:09 AM
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I'm very pleased with De Angelis. After the horrible sesaon he has endured, what with the incompetent Scot team for the first half of the year and being involved in the Tomizawa crash, it is very encouraging to see both him and Scott riding well in Shoya's absence

Aus Rider - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 9:25 AM

To give you guys some background. Wayne Maxwell got buy in for a massive amount of money from his sponsors and family to have a crack. He had never tested the bike, nore met the team etc even ridden on a prototype chassis before and very well believed that morning he could win the race. He was 2nd in morning warm up. Aussies rarely get a chance like that but whilst he was dissapointed. I think he could have finished his international career before it started. I cant believe how dumb it was, its a shame because the guy is an amazinly fast rider. Be interesting to see what happens. I know one thing, up until that point everyone was very proud of him... Thoughts guys? Reckon he could come back from that? Its sad if he cant from one dumb mistake.

Stickman - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 10:05 AM

News from Phillip Island is that Maxwell's comments on air after the altercation have earned him a 5,500 euro fine and lifetime ban from all MotoGP events

another aus rider - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 10:08 AM

i dont think this has helped wayne maxwell's chances of gettin a full time gig but i feel very sorry for him as this was a massive chance for him to prove how good he is and how good the aussies are over here. He is 100% correct on that australians dont get looked at because they dont have the money to take to teams overseas. some of these moto2 riders dont have the talent to be there but cause they have the money they get rides over real talented riders. maxwell has probably sacrificed alot to be there and has had them thrown away on the opening lap. so therefore he put one on his chin because faubel is a clown haha

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