Moto2

Jules Cluzel scores first win of his carrer

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Jules Cluzel celebrated the first win of his World Championship career after a stunning Moto2 race at Silverstone, riding his Forward Racing Suter to victory ahead of Thomas LÌ_thi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) and JuliÌÁn SimÌ_n (Mapfre Aspar).

From the start G22 Holiday Gym's Fonsi Nieto flew up to third from tenth on the grid as he wasted no time in pushing his way forward, and with the pack tightly bunched on the opening lap there were a pair of fallers as front row starter Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and JiR Moto2's Simone Corsi - third in the Championship standings before th

e race - collided and crashed out. The Forward Racing pair of Claudio Corti and Cluzel, who started from the front two spots on the grid, became embroiled in a battle with Nieto at the head of the race, a fight which SimÌ_n soon became involved in as Nieto's challenge faded shortly after.

Cluzel, Corti and SimÌ_n threatened to become slightly detached at the front as the scrap for fourth involving a host of riders took place, but LÌ_thi and local rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) - who had fallen to 17th after the start - began to regain ground as they swallowed up track behind the trio.

LÌ_thi's superb pace meant that by lap 12 of 18 a gap that had stood at almost two seconds to the front three had been diminished as he and Redding caught the leading group, making for a fantastic final third of the race which became a marvellous five-way contest.

Former 125cc World Champion LÌ_thi pushed his way to the front as he rode an unforgiving and admirable race and with two laps to go Corti crashed out as he lost his Suter bike going through Turn 8, the entry to the chicane approaching Club. The Italian returned to the race to finish 30th.

The final lap provided great drama and as LÌ_thi ran wide going into the corner where Corti had crashed shortly before Cluzel went through on him to take the lead, holding it until the finish line to take his debut World Championship win. LÌ_thi and SimÌ_n both took their second podiums of the campaign with second and third places respectively, with Redding achieving his best result of the season so far with fourth in his home GP.

DebÌ_n, Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP), Mike di Meglio (Mapfre Aspar), Xavier Simeon (Holiday Gym G22), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) and Championship leader Toni ElÌ_as (Gresini Racing Moto2) completed the top ten, as Yonny HernÌÁndez (Blusens-STX) and Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept) both crashed out on the final lap.

ElÌ_as remains at the top of the Championship standings on 80 points, with Tomizawa still second on 65. LÌ_thi climbs to third on 58, with SimÌ_n and Corsi both on 51 in fourth and fifth.

Main Photo: Jules Cluzel (16), Claudio Corti (71) & Julian Simon (60) leading the field

Moto2 Race Classification : Silverstone, Sunday, June 20, 2010
Pos. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 Jules CLUZEL FRA Forward Racing Suter 162.1 39'19.472
2 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 162.1 +0.057
3 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 162.1 +0.322
4 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 162.1 +0.520
5 Alex DEBON SPA Aeroport de Castello - Ajo FTR 161.7 +5.271
6 Shoya TOMIZAWA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 161.7 +5.377
7 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 161.7 +5.484
8 Xavier SIMEON BEL Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 161.7 +5.709
9 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 161.4 +10.240
10 Toni ELIAS SPA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 161.4 +10.411
11 Fonsi NIETO SPA Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 161.4 +10.701
12 Andrea IANNONE ITA Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 161.4 +10.741
13 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Singha SAG Bimota 161.3 +10.959
14 Arne TODE GER Racing Team Germany Suter 161.0 +16.062
15 Sergio GADEA SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 161.0 +16.161
16 Niccolo CANEPA ITA RSM Team Scot Force GP210 160.5 +24.118
17 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 160.1 +29.563
18 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 160.1 +29.952
19 Vladimir IVANOV UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 160.0 +30.218
20 Lukas PESEK CZE Matteoni CP Racing Moriwaki 160.0 +31.289
21 Kenny NOYES USA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas Promoharris 160.0 +31.423
22 Kev COGHLAN GBR Monlau Joey Darcey FTR 159.9 +31.715
23 Axel PONS SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 159.9 +31.819
24 Roberto ROLFO ITA Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 159.7 +35.447
25 Bernat MARTINEZ SPA Maquinza-SAG Team Bimota 159.7 +35.851
26 Valentin DEBISE FRA WTR San Marino Team ADV 159.2 +42.924
27 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 158.6 +51.566
28 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 158.3 +56.529
29 Vladimir LEONOV RUS Vector Kiefer Racing Suter 158.2 +58.361
30 Claudio CORTI ITA Forward Racing Suter 156.9 +1'18.671
Joan OLIVE SPA Jack & Jones by A.Banderas Promoharris 151.5 +2'44.369

Not Classified Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 161.5 1 Lap
Alex BALDOLINI ITA Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P. 161.4 1 Lap
Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing FTR 161.0 1 Lap
Hector FAUBEL SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 159.7 1 Lap
Mattia PASINI ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 159.4 2 Laps
Gabor TALMACSI HUN Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 161.0 3 Laps
Anthony DELHALLE FRA Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 159.6 5 Laps
Simone CORSI ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 155.0 17 Laps
Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter 154.5 17 Laps

Moto2 World Standing
Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Toni ELIAS Moriwaki SPA 80
2 Shoya TOMIZAWA Suter JPN 65
3 Thomas LUTHI Moriwaki SWI 58
4 Julian SIMON Suter SPA 51
5 Simone CORSI Motobi ITA 51
6 Sergio GADEA Pons Kalex SPA 47
7 Jules CLUZEL Suter FRA 46
8 Andrea IANNONE Speed Up ITA 42
9 Alex DEBON FTR SPA 37
10 Gabor TALMACSI Speed Up HUN 34

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