Marc Marquez wins Moto2 last lap thriller at Estoril

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Today’s Moto2 race at Estoril was once again what fans have come to expect from the middle class, a thrilling paint swapping final last lap rush to the finish line.

Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro with Thomas Luthi, Johann Zarco and Scott Redding all getting in the fray battling it out, with the Interwetten Swiss rider leading for eighteen of the 26 lap race only to find himself slightly fading as Marquez took the lead with Espargaro hot on his tail, until the final lap when the Pons rider began his attack.

The Pons rider exchanged the lead with Marquez for three consecutive times along the Portughuese circuit, but at the Gancho turn he went in hot and wide letting Marquez slip through and cruise to his second victory of the season.

Luthi had to settle for third place, while Moto2 rookie Johann gave another convincing race now coming to grips with his MotoBi to take fourth.

Andrea Iannone took fifth after he tried to catch the the front runners until he ran wide which relegated him back and trying again to play catch up. Alex de Angelis in his 200th GP start took sixth and finally finding some front end feeling. Former Moto2 champion Toni Elias slotted his Suter into 7th, followed by Julian Simon and Mika Kallio and Bradley Smith , who closed out the top ten.

Moto2 Estoril Race Results:

01- Marc Marquez – Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol – 26 laps in 44’04.086
02- Pol Espargaro – Pons 40 HP Tuenti – KALEX Moto2 – + 1.987
03- Thomas Luthi – Interwetten Paddock – Suter MMXII – + 2.071
04- Johann Zarco – JiR Moto2 – MotoBI – + 9.227
05- Andrea Iannone – Speed Master Team – Speed Up Moto2 – + 10.481
06- Alex De Angelis – NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Suter MMXII – + 21.180
07- Toni Elias – MAPFRE Aspar Team – Suter MMXII – + 21.394
08- Julian Simon – Blusens Avintia – Suter MMXII – + 21.504
09- Mika Kallio – Marc VDS Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 21.581
10- Bradley Smith – Tech 3 Racing – Tech 3 Mistral 610 – + 24.100
11- Scott Redding – Marc VDS Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 27.248
12- Dominique Aegerter – Technomag CIP – Suter MMXII – + 30.087
13- Xavier Simeon – Tech 3 Racing – Tech 3 Mistral 610 – + 30.132
14- Claudio Corti – Italtrans Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 30.257
15- Ricky Cardus – Arguiñano Racing Team – AJR Moto2 – + 30.879
16- Nico Terol – MAPFRE Aspar Team – Suter MMXII – + 31.097
17- Anthony West – QMMF Racing Team – Moriwaki MD600 – + 43.099
18- Takaaki Nakagami – Italtrans Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 47.282
19- Randy Krummenacher – GP Team Switzerland – KALEX Moto2 – + 47.399
20- Max Neukirchner – Kiefer Racing – KALEX Moto2 – + 48.143
21- Roberto Rolfo – Technomag CIP – Suter MMXII – + 53.563
22- Angel Rodriguez – Desguaces La Torre SAG – FTR Moto M211 – + 54.530
23- Ratthapark Wilairot – Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 – Moriwaki MD600 – + 55.666
24- Tito Rabat – Pons 40 HP Tuenti – KALEX Moto2 – + 1’24.889
25- Alexander Lundh – Cresto Guide MZ Racing – FTR Moto M211 – + 1’32.467
26- Elena Rosell – QMMF Racing Team – Moriwaki MD600 – + 1’40.748
27- Marco Colandrea – SAG Team – FTR Moto M211 – 1 lap
28- Gino Rea – Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 – Moriwaki MD600 – 1 lap

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