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Top 10 Moto2 riders of 2010: Part 1.

10th to 6th places in's top ten Moto2 riders of 2010.
Usually we restrict our motorcycle grand prix top ten to just the premier-class, but the new Moto2 category was so unpredictable we couldn't resist compiling a list of our star riders from the new 600cc class...

10th - Gabor Talmacsi
Team: Fimmco Speed Up
Bike: Speed Up
Championship position: 6th
Victories: 0
Podiums: 1
Pole positions: 1
Fastest laps: 0
Points finishes: 13 out of 17 starts

Although overshadowed by team-mate Andrea Iannone, Gabor Talmacsi scored points on all but four occasions, landing him sixth in the final standings.

The highlight of the Hungarian's season was a rostrum at Aragon, while a debut Moto2 pole was gifted to him when qualifying was cancelled at Estoril.

But Talmacsi's lack of podiums and race wins, relative to Iannone, meant we ranked him only tenth in our list.

9th - Simone Corsi
Team: JiR Moto2
Bike: MotoBI
Championship position: 5th
Victories: 0
Podiums: 2
Pole positions: 0
Fastest laps: 0
Points finishes: 15 out of 17 starts

It's safe to say that Simone Corsi exceeded most expectations this season, which he finished in fifth overall, as the top MotoBI rider.

That wasn't too difficult since he was the only JiR rider to race the full year, initial 'star' team-mate Mattia Pasini quitting early on and being ultimately replaced by Alex de Angelis.

Corsi took back-to-back podiums for JiR at Le Mans and Mugello and scored points in all but two races - making him equal with world champion Toni Elias as the most consistent rider in the new class.

On the downside, Corsi was comfortably beaten by de Angelis in all five races that the San Marinese finished at the end of the year. Ironically, it was probably Corsi's efforts that helped convince de Angelis to sign.

8th – Scott Redding
Team: Marc VDS
Bike: Suter
Championship position: 8th
Victories: 0
Podiums: 2
Pole positions: 0
Fastest laps: 1
Points finishes: 9 out of 17 starts

Where to place Scott Redding was one of the most difficult choices, and in the end we played safe and left him in his final championship position. However, if this list was about future potential, Redding would have easily been in the top four - perhaps higher.

The youngest rider on the grid at 17, Redding struggled early in the season and had scored just 23 points after nine rounds (2.6 points-per-race average). But his turnaround was such that he scored 79 points over the next eight races (9.9 points per race).

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December 09, 2010 3:04 PM

"Abraham's included a race win and he was also the top rider on the FTR chassis" Andrea Iannone was also using an FTR chassis... Speed Up get's it name from the body work, but it's still an FTR chassis.

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