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Moto2: Espargaro dominates, Marquez becomes world champ

Tito Rabat was next to take the flag for the Tuenti Movil HP 40 Pons team in eighth. Team Switzerland's Randy Krummenacher finished ninth and Takaaki Nakagami also made the top ten finishers for the Italtrans team.

Jordi Torres Mapfre Aspar was eleventh, ahead of Tech 3's Bradley Smith who finished twelfth after a tough weekend but ahead of his team-mate Xavier Simeon who was 14th.

Crossing the line between the Tech 3 machines was the Italtrans Kalex ridden by Toni Elias, while the final points scoring place went to Mike Di Meglio for Keifer Racing in 15th.

Gino Rea finished in 21st for his Federal Oil Gresini team on the Suter.

Andrea Iannone retired early when his Speed Master's engine gave up with 19 laps remaining and Tom Luthi also didn't go the distance dropping down the order before crashing his Interwetten-Paddock Suter.

Mika Kallio was unfortunate when his Marc VDS bike was clipped by Aegerter and Corsi as they battled ending his race.

Forward Racing confirmed after qualifying that Alex De Angelis had been declared unfit to compete after fracturing the fifth finger on his left hand and needing overnight surgery on his fourth.

The San Marino rider had won at Sepang last weekend and had also been the victor at Moto2's last two Australian Grands Prix.

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October 28, 2012 12:53 PM

I said it times and times before: Pol Espargaro is the underrated rider of this season. Everyone is focusing on Marquez but Espargaro fought him hard most of the time in - what I believe - was inferior machinery. Sure Marquez is a talent and he might be a front runner next year (yet to be seen, though). My question is: why isn't Pol Espargaro considered in the same level?

rab27 - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 7:43 AM

still cant believ honda are letting him loose on a moto gp bike next year. we will see how good he is when he is in a team that doesnt have ten times the budget of the rest or ten times the testing of the rest. surprised his team hasnt had an engine protested yet either,not all that speed is down to getting off the corner better or being lighter. if a non spaniard had that acceleration and top speed advantage there would have been questions asked before now.

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