Stefan Bradl, son of former 250cc GP rider, Helmut Bradl, held his nerve and his bike to finish the Moto2 race ahead of everyone else.  Bradl was starting from pole but conceded lead early in the race to Thomas Luthi of Switzerland who did not last there for long and crashed out of the race.  Points leader Andrea Iannone starting from P14 rode impressively to catch Bradl five laps from the end of the race and overtook him.  While riding hard to break Bradl, Iannone crashed, but remounted to take a lowly 13th position.  Towards the end of the race, Julian Simon was catching Bradl who held his nerve and his first position.  Yuki Takahashi rode to a fine third position.  The podium ceremony was subdued as there was no spraying of champagne as an expression of solidarity with Takahashi and the tsunami ravaged Japanese people.