2012 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix

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United States  2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Indianapolis Moto GP.svg
Date 19 August 2012
Official name Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix[1]http://www.progcovers.com/motor/indianapolis.html</ref>
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.216 km (2.620 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:38.813
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:39.088
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:42.602
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Time 1:43.304
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Third Spain Julián Simón Suter
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Time 1:48.545
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda
Time 1:48.648
Podium
First Spain Luis Salom Kalex KTM
Second Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Third Germany Jonas Folger Kalex KTM

The 2012 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix (formally the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix)[2] was the eleventh round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held on 19 August 2012 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After being absent from the United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, the Moto2 and Moto3 classes returned to competition at Indianapolis.[3]

Classification[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 28 46:39.631 1 25
2 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 28 +10.823 2 20
3 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 28 +17.310 3 16
4 1 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 28 +19.803 6 13
5 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda 28 +22.556 8 11
6 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 28 +30.072 5 10
7 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ducati 28 +57.614 10 9
8 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 28 +1:08.442 13 8
9 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández BQR 28 +1:11.106 12 7
10 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró ART 28 +1:14.079 11 6
11 24 Spain Toni Elías Ducati 28 +1:26.305 16 5
12 22 Spain Iván Silva BQR 28 +1:40.274 20 4
13 5 United States Colin Edwards Suter 27 +1 lap 19 3
14 15 United States Steve Rapp APR 27 +1 lap 21 2
15 77 United Kingdom James Ellison ART 27 +1 lap[4] 17 1
16 20 United States Aaron Yates BCL 27 +1 lap 22
Ret 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 9 Accident 7
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet ART 8 Retirement 9
Ret 11 United States Ben Spies Yamaha 6 Retirement 4
Ret 51 Italy Michele Pirro FTR 1 Retirement 15
Ret 54 Italy Mattia Pasini ART 0 Accident 14
Ret 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ioda 0 Retirement 18
DNS 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati Injury
Source:[5]

Moto2[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93 Spain Marc Márquez Suter 26 45:13.763 2 25
2 40 Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex 26 +5.855 1 20
3 60 Spain Julián Simón Suter 26 +9.394 4 16
4 36 Finland Mika Kallio Kalex 26 +15.549 8 13
5 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter 26 +16.138 9 11
6 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex 26 +16.805 6 10
7 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter 26 +21.359 5 9
8 3 Italy Simone Corsi FTR 26 +21.368 12 8
9 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up 26 +25.873 3 7
10 71 Italy Claudio Corti Kalex 26 +26.471 7 6
11 80 Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex 26 +26.916 15 5
12 5 France Johann Zarco Motobi 26 +27.274 13 4
13 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Suter 26 +31.122 10 3
14 88 Spain Ricard Cardús AJR 26 +35.928 17 2
15 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Tech 3 26 +39.240 14 1
16 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 26 +42.507 11
17 4 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kalex 26 +45.629 26
18 81 Spain Jordi Torres Suter 26 +45.753 23
19 8 United Kingdom Gino Rea Suter 26 +51.567 19
20 76 Germany Max Neukirchner Kalex 26 +52.106 28
21 49 Spain Axel Pons Kalex 26 +56.150 27
22 23 Germany Marcel Schrötter Bimota 26 +1:11.069 29
23 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 26 +1:11.765 25
24 63 France Mike Di Meglio MZ-RE Honda 26 +1:20.042 20
25 57 Brazil Eric Granado Motobi 26 +1:42.924 31
26 10 Switzerland Marco Colandrea FTR 26 +1:43.184 32
27 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi FTR 23 +3 laps 21
DSQ 95 Australia Anthony West Speed Up 26 (+35.701)[6] 24
Ret 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Suter 20 Retirement 22
Ret 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Tech 3 17 Accident 18
Ret 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis FTR 17 Accident 16
Ret 22 Italy Alessandro Andreozzi Speed Up 10 Accident 30
Ret 82 Spain Elena Rosell Moriwaki 7 Accident 33
Source:[7]

Moto3[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 39 Spain Luis Salom Kalex KTM 23 42:14.300 4 25
2 11 Germany Sandro Cortese KTM 23 +0.056 1 20
3 94 Germany Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 23 +2.940 15 16
4 44 Portugal Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 23 +3.067 11 13
5 5 Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda 23 +3.664 8 11
6 63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 23 +7.663 5 10
7 42 Spain Álex Rins Suter Honda 23 +7.697 6 9
8 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 23 +11.203 10 8
9 23 Spain Alberto Moncayo FTR Honda 23 +11.242 9 7
10 10 France Alexis Masbou Honda 23 +13.163 12 6
11 61 Australia Arthur Sissis KTM 23 +23.362 22 5
12 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM 23 +24.364 2 4
13 96 France Louis Rossi FTR Honda 23 +25.001 14 3
14 32 Spain Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 23 +31.211 16 2
15 19 Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 23 +34.179 13 1
16 9 Germany Toni Finsterbusch Honda 23 +1:12.945 27
17 30 Switzerland Giulian Pedone Suter Honda 23 +1:14.428 26
18 51 Japan Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 23 +1:14.709 29
19 80 Italy Armando Pontone Ioda 23 +1:15.326 28
20 20 Italy Riccardo Moretti Mahindra 22 +1 lap 30
Ret 25 Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 22 Accident 3
Ret 89 France Alan Techer TSR Honda 15 Accident 18
Ret 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez FTR Honda 11 Accident 7
Ret 3 Italy Luigi Morciano Ioda 10 Retirement 25
Ret 12 Spain Álex Márquez Suter Honda 6 Accident 19
Ret 41 South Africa Brad Binder Kalex KTM 3 Accident 17
Ret 26 Spain Adrián Martín FTR Honda 0 Accident 20
Ret 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema FGR Honda 0 Accident 21
Ret 27 Italy Niccolò Antonelli FTR Honda 0 Accident 24
DSQ 31 Finland Niklas Ajo KTM 4 Disqualified 23
DNS 8 Australia Jack Miller Honda Injury
DNS 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra Injury
DNS 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Kalex KTM Injury
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Indianapolis MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "FIM announce changes to 2012 MotoGP calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ ""The Corkscrew" awaits as MotoGP™ descends on Laguna Seca". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. This will be the 14th time the MotoGP field is set to race at the track, which is the shortest on the Grand Prix calendar [...] the Moto2 and Moto3 classes will not be racing at this weekend's event. 
  4. ^ James Ellison was demoted 1 position after the race for shortcutting the track.
  5. ^ "Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Doping – Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of rider Anthony West" (PDF). v2-fim-live.com. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2015. [...] all the sporting results obtained by Anthony West from 20 May 2012 up to the expiry of the period of ineligibility (i.e. 19 October 2013) will be invalidated. 
  7. ^ "Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix – Moto2 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix – Moto3 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 August 2012. 


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