As usual the Moto2 race was an extremely exciting affair, and on this occasion some of the drama came from the penalty assessed to Marc Marquez. The Spaniard was forced to start from the very back of the grid, and his charge through the field in pursuit of championship rival Stefan Bradl was spectacular to behold.
None of this should detract form the impressive performance of Alex De Angelis, however, who rode brilliantly to win his first race of the season.
"I'm very happy - the rider from San Marino commented - because the warm up didn't go so well for us. Bradl tried to break away in the race, in an effort to maximize his points haul, and I went with him. I knew I was faster than him in some places, and I passed him. Later on he made contact with me, and luckily I didn't crash. It has been a great weekend."
Márquez, meanwhile, made up plenty of ground with an extraordinary start, until lap seventeen where, after passing Claudio Corti (Italtrans Racing) for third, the Italian fought back and the two duked it out to the finish, with the Spaniard making a move on the last lap to put him across the line third. His third place finished combined with the second place of Bradl rearranged the Championship standings, with the German retaking the lead by three points over Márquez.
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