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Moto2: Bradl wins at Estoril

Bradl (Suter) and Baldolini (ICP) continued to contest victory to the flag, but just behind them a mighty ten-rider battle was raging for third place. Had they not be chopping and changing at just about every turn, the pack had the speed to catch the leaders, but the fairing bashing behind allowed Bradl and Baldolini breathing room.

It was Bradl's first win since 2008 in the 125cc class, while Baldolini had been without a podium after almost nine full years of grand prix racing! It was also by far the best result for the little known ICP chassis.

Sofuoglu seemed to regroup in the closing stages and was desperately clinging to third on the last lap, only to be passed by both Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding out of the very final turn.

Regardless of the end result, the 17 time WSS winner, who will also race in the Valencia finale, should have no problem finding a competitive ride for the full 2011 season, as is his aim.

By contrast, fellow 2010 world champion Elias, riding at the scene of his epic 2006 MotoGP race win, had a day to forget after crashing from eighth on lap 16. It was Toni's first non-score of the year.

Race results - Estoril:

1. Bradl (Suter)
2. Baldolini (ICP) +0.068s
3. de Angelis (MotoBI) +2.830s
4. Redding (Suter) +2.842s
5. Sofuoglu (Suter) +2.947s
6. de Rosa (Tech 3) +3.311s
7. West (MZ) +3.385s
8. Talmacsi (Speed Up) +3.952s
9. Aegerter (Suter) +4.284s
10. Abraham (FTR) +4.311s

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October 31, 2010 12:33 PM
Last Edited 2182 days ago

Great race! Sofuoglu definitely showed his class on a 600 there, only losing out thanks to lack of dry set up experience. He'll be a championship contender for sure next year. His performance indicates the quality of the best WSS runners. Redding 4th from 25th on the grid. Very impressive.

TheTroll - Unregistered

October 31, 2010 12:30 PM

Elias and the rest of the lot were lucky that SuperGlue was contesting another championship.If that guy doesn't have a Moto2 ride yet somebody better grab him up quick! Any true fan of the sport has to respect his ride today on an unfamiliar bike, unfamiliar track, and unfamiliar tires with an unfamiliar team. Go Kenan!

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