Moto2: Elias claims Brno win

Eurosport - Sun, 15 Aug 12:11:00 2010

Toni Elias triumphed in an entertaining Czech Republic Moto2 Grand Prix in Brno from Yuki Takahashi and Andrea Iannone.

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Jules Cluzel held off Julian Simon for fourth while Gabor Talmacsi, Alex Debon and Simone Corsi made up the top eight.

Briton Scott Redding had a good start from 10th on the grid but dropped back to 22nd by the end due to a problem with his bike.

The lead changed hands on several occasions as the top positions remained close together for the first half of the race.

Elias first came through from third on the grid, with Tomizawa - 10th at the end - Corsi, Debon and Iannone all taking turns in P1 on the first five laps.

Gresini's Elias came through with eight laps of the 20 left to take a lead he would not relinquish from Iannone, who ended up defending from Takahashi†with two laps left.

The Tech 3 rider passed Fimmco Speed Up's Iannone for second after Roberto Rolfo, who rode brilliantly to test Elias on the final laps, retired with a mechanical issue.

Elias's lead in the World Championship standings is now a monstrous 55 points - he has 161 to the 106 of Iannone.


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