While the Spanish fans were divided on whether Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro would win the race, it was Andrea Iannone who took his first victory of the season in a hard fought race long battle with Marquez and Thomas Luthi.

‘Crazy Joe’ demonstrated all his braking skills as he kept in check all the highspeed and tow overtakes that Marquez tried to pull on him on the long straight – which resembled the Qatar race – but in the third to last lap it was an error and a great save by Monlau Competition rider that allowed Thomas Luthi to take the second spot on the podium and just 0.083s adrift and Marquez in third, while leaving Pol Espargaro lying in the gravel trap at the Caixa turn and a suspected ankle injury and no points.

Marquez almost lost control in a lowside and saved himself and his Suter with his knee and elbow, but when he returned to the racing line he found a hard charging Espargaro who dived in on the inside and making Marquez close his line making the two come in contact which sent Espargaro into a highside. The Spaniard apologized and said he didn’t know that Espargaro was there and hoped he was okay, he later a got a one minute penalty.

With Espargaro out of the running his team mate Tito Rabat inherited the fourth postion ahead of Simone Corsi and Takaaki Nakagami. Dominque Aegerter had an excellent start and was riding as high as second until he started fading and ended up seventh after Toni Elias crashed out with just seven laps to go. Randy Krummenacher was 8th followed by Marc VDS Racing team duo Mika Kallio and Scott Redding who also faded to end up 10th.

Moto2 Catalunya Race Results
  • 01. Andrea Iannone — Speed Master Team — Speed Up Moto2 — 23 laps in 41’16.852
  • 02. Thomas Luthi — Interwetten Paddock — Suter MMXII — + 0.083
  • 03. Marc Marquez — Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol — Suter MMXII — + 1.137
  • 04. Tito Rabat — Pons 40 HP Tuenti — KALEX Moto2 — + 12.516
  • 05. Simone Corsi — CAME Iodaracing Project — FTR Moto M212 — + 14.226
  • 06. Takaaki Nakagami — Italtrans Racing Team — KALEX Moto2 — + 15.072
  • 07. Dominique Aegerter — Technomag CIP — Suter MMXII — + 16.255
  • 08. Randy Krummenacher — GP Team Switzerland — KALEX Moto2 — + 16.354
  • 09. Mika Kallio — Marc VDS Racing Team — KALEX Moto2 — + 16.606
  • 10. Scott Redding — Marc VDS Racing Team — KALEX Moto2 — + 16.793
  • 11. Johann Zarco — JiR Moto2 — MotoBI — + 17.298
  • 12. Bradley Smith — Tech 3 Racing — Tech 3 Mistral 610 — + 22.242
  • 13. Claudio Corti — Italtrans Racing Team — KALEX Moto2 — + 23.763
  • 14. Alex De Angelis — NGM Mobile Forward Racing — Suter MMXII — + 24.069
  • 15. Nico Terol — MAPFRE Aspar Team — Suter MMXII — + 27.039
  • 16. Jordi Torres — Tech 3 Racing — Tech 3 Mistral 610 — + 32.158
  • 17. Max Neukirchner — Kiefer Racing — KALEX Moto2 — + 34.389
  • 18. Ratthapark Wilairot — Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 — Suter MMXII — + 35.387
  • 19. Ricky Cardus — Arguinano Racing Team — AJR Moto2 — + 35.501
  • 20. Angel Rodriguez — Desguaces La Torre SAG — Bimota HB4 Moto2 — + 35.623
  • 21. Yuki Takahashi — NGM Mobile Forward Racing — Suter MMXII — + 35.803
  • 22. Axel Pons — Pons 40 HP Tuenti — KALEX Moto2 — + 36.903
  • 23. Anthony West — QMMF Racing Team — Moriwaki MD600 — + 52.636
  • 24. Alexander Lundh — Cresto Guide MZ Racing — FTR Moto M211 — + 1’16.309
  • 25. Marco Colandrea — SAG Team — FTR Moto M211 — + 1’18.573
  • 26. Elena Rosell — QMMF Racing Team — Moriwaki MD600 — + 1’35.551