Moto2: Aoyama leads KTM one-two

Hiroshi Aoyama led Mika Kallio for a KTM one-two in the 250cc German Grand Prix, with the two riders snatching victory from Alex de Angelis on the last lap

Moto2: Aoyama leads KTM one-two

The San Marino rider led the race from lap six and did not give up the lead until the final lap, when he was first passed by Aoyama, and then by Kallio on the very last corner, where he made an obvious mistake in his effort to regain the lead.

Andrea Dovizioso had the best getaway from second on the grid to lead at the first corner. The Honda rider tried to create a bit of a gap to the rest of the pack, but he was soon joined by de Angelis, who after taking the lead on the sixth lap seemed to be able to run away with the race.

But Aoyama would have none of it. The Japanese started the race from sixth on the grid, and was soon fighting it out for second place with Kallio, Dovizioso once he lost the lead, and Hector Barbera.

The latter made a string of bad overtaking attempts at the first corner between lap 11 and lap 19.

At least five times the Spaniard braked very late in his effort to overtake his rivals, but each time he only managed to slow himself and the other riders down by going wide and forcing the others to do the same while trying to avoid making contact.

Around lap 20 Aoyama managed to put some distance over his pursuers and started to make up the lost ground over de Angelis. The Aprilia rider was clearly having trouble keeping his lead for the last few laps, but looked very disappointed to have also lost second place.

Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo didn't have a good first half of the race, when he fell to seventh place, but he then started to make up ground and ultimately finished fourth, just half a second behind the winner.

Dovizioso ended the race in fifth place after having been overtaken by Lorenzo just two laps from the end. Barbera was classified sixth, over ten seconds behind Dovizioso, with Marco Simoncelli a further five seconds behind.

Yuki Takahashi finished eighth, Thomas Luthi ninth, and Roberto Locatelli completing the top ten.

Alvaro Bautista and Efren Vazquez fell on the third lap, Dan Linfoot on the seventh, Julian Simon on the 15th, and Eugene Laverty on lap 20.


Pos  Rider             Bike     Time
 1.  Hiroshi Aoyama    KTM      41:16.191
 2.  Mika Kallio       KTM      +   0.119
 3.  Alex de Angelis   Aprilia  +   0.274
 4.  Jorge Lorenzo     Aprilia  +   0.579
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda    +   1.296
 6.  Hector Barbera    Aprilia  +  11.851
 7.  Marco Simoncelli  Gilera   +  17.308
 8.  Yuki Takahashi    Honda    +  22.309
 9.  Thomas Luthi      Aprilia  +  28.858
10.  R.Locatelli       Gilera   +  35.983
11.  Aleix Espargaro   Aprilia  +  37.377
12.  Shuhei Aoyama     Honda    +  42.211
13.  Dirk Heidolf      Aprilia  +  51.095
14.  Alex Baldolini    Aprilia  +  53.416
15.  Jules Cluzel      Aprilia  +  55.996
16.  Taro Sekiguchi    Aprilia  +  56.105
17.  Alvaro Bautista   Aprilia  +1:07.435
18.  Fabrizio Lai      Aprilia  +1:09.728
19.  R.Wilairot        Honda    +1:17.640

Not classified:

     Rider             Bike      Laps
     Karel Abraham     Aprilia   19
     Thomas Walther    Honda     19
     Eugene Laverty    Honda     18
     Julian Simon      Honda     14
     Imre Toth         Aprilia   13
     Dan Linfoot       Aprilia   4
     Alvaro Molina     Aprilia   4
     Joshua Sommer     Honda     3
     Efren Vazquez     Aprilia   2


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