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Moto2: Bradl claims Qatar victory

Another pre-race podium favourite, Scott Redding, crashed from his Marc VDS Suter on lap two. The Englishman rejoined, but could only finish 31st on his damaged bike.

Aleix Espargaro (Pons Kalex) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Suter), who have stepped down to Moto2 from MotoGP, finished 11th and 20th respectively.

Reigning double World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu began the race from 28th and finished 18th for Technomag-CIP (Suter).

The first ever Moto2 grand prix took place at Qatar just one-year ago, when Sofoglu's Technomag predecessor, the late Shoya Tomizawa, made history as the first ever winner of the 600cc four-stroke grand prix class.

A plaque was unveiled in Tomizawa's honour on Saturday.

Race results- Qatar:

1. Bradl (Kalex) 20 laps
2. Iannone (Suter) +4.330s
3. Luthi (Suter) +5.137s
4. de Angelis (MotoBI) +5.925s
5. Takahashi (Moriwaki) +6.621s
6. Corsi (FTR) +14.217s
7. Cluzel (Suter) +14.257s
8. Pirro (Moriwaki) +14.501s
9. Smith (Tech 3) +18.910s
10. Simon (Suter) +19.174s

31. Redding (Suter) +1m 23.743s
Coghlan (FTR) DNF




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bradfan - Unregistered

March 20, 2011 8:57 PM

turnip, I think that is what you have for brains !!!! great ride by Brad, first rookie home, all those in front of him except Pirro ( ex WSS ) were there last year, only 30 riders behind him, including simon who he passed on the last lap. Well done brad, a great start to your Moto2 career, and i am sure there is a lot more to come.

Bikerbird - Unregistered

March 20, 2011 8:52 PM

Well done to Bradley - fantastic debut in Moto2. Bad luck to Scott Redding (at least he got up and finished the race) and to Kev Coghlan - better luck next time



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