News 6 Jun 2011

Bradl continues Moto2 form with third victory of the year in Barcelona

Bradl took pole and a convincing win at Catalunya.

Bradl took pole and a convincing win at Catalunya.

Current Moto2 championship leader Stefan Bradl took a dominating third win of the season at Catalunya. The Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider rode to a convincing win, taking pole and never looking back.

Bradl was followed by Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez, who steadily made his way through the field at his home track to finish second.

Third went to Pons HP 40’s Aleix Espargaró, who was able to land on the podium after starting on this front row for only the second time in his career.

Espargaró had to earn the position though, after being challenged and passed by Julián Simón, going on to put up a fight to take back the position.

Simón was unfortunately involved in a spectacular crash with Kenan Sofuoglu three quarters into the race. Sofuoglu appeared to have made contact with the rear wheel of Simón, sending the Spanish rider into a highside and taking him out of the race.

Simón sustained a fractured right tibia and fibula in the crash. Following the incident it was confirmed that a hearing organised by Race Direction will be held this Thursday June 9.

Ioda Racing Project’s Simone Corsi finished in a relatively quiet fourth.

The battle for fifth was close, with GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing’s Randy Krummenacher finally nabbing the spot, just in front of JiR Moto2’sAlex de Angelis.

Bradl now holds a 43 point lead over Corsi going into round six at Silverstone.